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28-year-old artist looking to gift Ruto's 'prophetic' painting to be completed in 2021

Desmund Mwendi, 28, is about to gift President William Ruto with what he says is a prophetic and celebratory painting.

Some doubted Root’s ability to cement the presidency, but Mwendi, better known by his artistic name Monty, said the president would do everything possible to secure the coveted presidency in Kenya. I believed that I could rise above my sexuality.

“Standing here today is a testament that there is a God in heaven. A village boy has become President of Kenya,” said Root during his inauguration ceremony at Kasarani Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Confirmed Mwendi’s beliefs.

In his ‘prophetic’ painting, Mwendi spoke I drew a route to get a Bible while surrounded by allies and opponents. The Bible has been key to Root’s campaigns, his battles with his nemesis, and his tireless quest to win over the Church to his side.

The Oath of William Ruto painted by Desmand Mwendi in 2021

The Oath of William Ruto painted by Desmand Mwendi in 2021


Among the leaders pictured in the painting are former Muranga Women’s Representative Sabina Chege, Senator Elgeyo Malakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, former President Uhuru Kenyatta and Azimio La Umoja’s vice-presidential candidate Martha・Includes Kahlua, former Prime Minister Laila Odinga, Kimiriri MP Didmus Barratha, and politicians. Especially Isaac Mwaura.

The artist apparently believed the former vice president would unite the country, as his campaign was based on economic recovery rather than tribalism.

“I want to congratulate President William Root. The opportunity to physically present the painting to you will be a dream come true,” he said.

Moreover, he echoed the words of millions of Kenyans, saying that despite all the difficulties, it was his dream for Root to become Kenya’s most powerful seat.

Like many others, Mwendi said she would be overwhelmed if she met the president, and that it was an honor to present him with the painting.

“A lot can happen in a year and one of my dreams, what I imagined in this painting I did a year ago, will come true today. Wendy tweeted on Inauguration Day.

An art and design graduate at the University of Nairobi (UoN), he says he was unaware of the impact of the painting.

“The inspiration for this particular piece came from DP’s popularity at the time. It seemed imminent that he would win the election if there was an election on that day,” Mwendi explained. .

William Ruto taking the oath of office with his wife Rachel Ruto (right) at Kasarani on September 13, 2022

William Ruto taking the oath of office with his wife Rachel Ruto (right) at Kasarani on September 13, 2022

Based in Elgeyo Marakwet, Mwendi is a full-time artist and has revealed that she chose her career path because of her passion and talent in this field.

His career spanned five years, during which he painted a picture of a respected politician in the county. They include Uhuru, Laila, Mike Sonko and Ali Hassan Joho, former governors of Nairobi and Mombasa respectively.

He further added that his paintings are priced differently depending on size and detail. His art, at least he’s worth Ksh50K.

Finally, he called on the incoming government to consider ways to allow domestic artists to profit from their work.