The skies finally opened and blessed the land with rains after months of dry spell and uncertainty. Many parts of the country experienced rainfall for more than five hours nonstop.
As many Kenyans continue to thank God for the downpour and hoping the rains will run for a period to sustain crops to maturity, followers of First Lady Rachel Ruto and self-proclaimed Prophet David Owuor are a divided lot.
Both camps have taken to social media to take credit of the rainfall, pointing to the parallel prayers Mama Rachel and the the controversial man of the cloth led in February
On February 14, the First Lady led the country in prayer for rains at Nyayo Stadium. As the ceremony came to a close, she assured the country that she was convinced God will answer and asked farmers to prepare their farms.
Less than a week later, Prophet Owuor held a mega crusade in Bomet County and prayed for rains. He claimed God had heard him and told farmers to expect downpour in the following weeks.
Now, supporters of the two influential Kenyans are locked in an argument over whose prayer was answered.
Since morning, Prophet Owuor’s online battalion has been driving a hashtag dubbed “The Rain of Elijah” to paint as though their spiritual leader is equivalent to the Biblical Elijah, who commanded drought and famine for more than three years and finally unlocking the same through prayers.
“The seasons have changed. If ELIJAH (Prophet Owuor) did not intervene, I don’t know what we would be talking about today. INDEED, Elijah is here, the seasons have changed. IT IS RAINING,” a follower of Prophet Owuor tweeted.
One of Rachel Ruto’s supporters wrote: “God does not share His glory with anyone.We thank God as Kenyans because we all prayed for rain and He granted our petition.”
However, most Kenyans have called out the two groups, reminding that it always rain at this time of the year.