Once again our Deputy President was moved to tears in public.
The cause of William Ruto’s tears was 8-year-old Nina Kanana Mutheu.
Nina recited a hilarious yet heartwarming poem complete with a pet name for Ruto; Uncle Willy.
In a video shot by Nation’s Phoebe Okall, the crowd can be seen cheering as Nina wished the DP a long life and blessings as well as sending her greeting to the president, Uncle Uhuru.
Her greatest wish according to her poem was to sit next to Ruto. A wish that she was granted as Ruto came forward to not only hug her but also get her a chair right next to him. All this while, he was wiping tears from his eyes.
This is not the first time Ruto has shed tears in public. Back in March 2013 soon after the Jubilee alliance took power, the DP broke down on the church podium of Faith Evangelical Ministry in Karen.
Kenyans have naturally reacted to this display of emotion;
Kassim Cade: I don't usually get emotional but as a father of young kids, this adorable little girl brought tears in my eyes.
Rono Meshach Kosgei: Real men shed tears when something sinks into the heart. It isn’t a weakness uncle willy.
Abdi Abda: That was very sweet of the DP to get the kid to sit next to him, she will never forget him and he made her Day
Edward Oyieri: Uncle Willie many children have those dreams. Please bless them. Then your tears will not be in vain!
John Mouphy: All the whiles I was trying to act like a man and feel like a man, but that voice bypassed my mind to my heart and I won't watch this again, satiki kulialia . Good work Girl!!!
Ngunyi Wa Jane: Actually am in tears just thot of ma little Angel...wow!!
Accolades and blessings for little Nina poured from many viewers and well wishers
Hams Betsiga: Woow May the Lord help her to full fil her dream
John Ngugi: I Like the courage this little girl has.... may her dreams come true
John Kamau: Love it this girl may her prayer be heard
Luzzyann Njoki: love it so sweet may and aamazing The Lord full fill her dream
Gathoni Chege: Wow. she is brilliant. She even got to seat nxt to him.! O oooh my!
Kelly Mmoja: what a poem, ur dreams are valid my love
Quinnteria Blisset Alyusra: Thats amazing keep the spirit burning baby gal
Okello Benson Ho'bex: She deserves State House Scholarship for the rest of her education...... So brilliant....
Patricia Mwende: May ur dream come true one day in Jesus Name baby girl Amen