President William Ruto on Sunday, October 2, arrived at AIC Church in Homa Bay town, Homa Bay County for a church service.
This was the Head of State's maiden visit to the region regarded as ODM leader Raila Odinga's backyard since taking over power.
President Ruto arrived at the church some minutes past 10:00 a.m. as he joined the congregants for a singing session.
A relaxed Ruto was seen enjoying the service as he sang along in the singing session while he gently clapped his hands.
The Head of State was, however, neither accompanied by the First Lady Rachel Ruto nor his deputy, Rigathi Gachagua.
He was accompanied by ICT Cabinet Secretary designate Eliud Owalo, former Migori governor Okoth Obado, Kharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, PS Julius Jwan, former Kisumu Senator Fred Outa among others.
Homa Bay Governor Gladys Wanga said that she could not attend the event as she was having other engagements out of the county.
"I wish to extend a warm welcome to The President on behalf of the great people of Homa Bay and request him to feel at home. I am however out of the county on official duty and will therefore be unable to join HE for the church service and have communicated the same to His Excellency," Wanga said.
Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma did not also attend the church service claiming that he lacked means.
"Just got information that President William Ruto will be in Homa Bay today. Welcome. I'm unable to be with you due to lack of means. Let there be better coordination in future so that the MP whose Constituency you're visiting has information and is available to receive you," he said.