Build mosque at Karen residence, Muslims challenge Ruto
The Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims (SUPKEM) has seen it fit to write this letter to the Office of the Deputy President after certain concerns were raised by the Muslim community of Kenya regarding religious equity at the official residence of the Deputy President.
In August 2019, DP William Ruto and his wife, Rachel Ruto launched a National Prayer Altar at their Karen residence.
While SUPKEM is sympathetic to the DP's attachment to his Christian faith, we feel he must appreciate the fact that the official residence of the Deputy President of Kenya is a public office that should not be tethered to one religion.
Therefore, since the Office of the Deputy President is directly linked to the Presidency, an institution which is a symbol of national Unity, Muslims cannot help but feel excluded.
We therefore write this letter to request the erection of a mosque at the DP's official residence.
Some members of our faith have been paying courtesy calls to the DP on Fridays and have had trouble with making dua as the residence has no place set aside for this.
We look forward to a response from the DP's office.
Al Hajj Hassan Ole Naado
Ag National Chairman.
+254 20 22 43 109
Islam House, 3rd floor, Njugu Lane,
P.O. Box 45163 - 00100,
Nairobi – Kenya