President William Ruto retreated to his village home in Uasin Gishu for Christmas festivities where he praised children’s homes for providing hope and refuge to destitute children.
It is the first time since Election Day in August 2022 that he went back to his village.
He plans a series of activities this weekend to celebrate his election as president.
On Friday, Ruto said every child deserves a fair chance in life.
He lauded Children Homes for providing basic needs, including food, shelter, and education, to underprivileged children in the country.
He made the remarks Friday in Turbo, Uasin Gishu County when he donated foodstuffs to 54 Children’s homes serving more than 1,000 children ahead of the Christmas festivities.
“I thank you for taking care of these children. You are doing Godly work and you will be rewarded,” said President Ruto.
At the same time, Ruto asked parents to work hard to contain drug use among the youth.
The government, he added, would take action against parents who mistreat their children.
First Lady Rachel Ruto also thanked the homes.
“I sincerely thank you for your efforts towards making sure disadvantaged children get basic needs.”