Brenda Chepkorir, 22, a resident of Roret village in Kericho’s Bureti Sub-county, gave birth to a boy and a girl on August 10 at the Kericho County Referral Hospital, just hours after voting at Reresik Primary School on August 9.
“On 9 August, I went to vote at Reresik Primary School in Bureti Sub-county, and when I got home, I started having labor pains, and my family rushed me to Kericho County Referral Hospital, where I gave birth to my twins via caesarian section at around 2pm.
“My twins are in good health and at peace, just like the rest of the country. I named my twins after the newly elected President, Dr. William Ruto, and his wife Rachel Ruto, because he is a leader who values peace,” Chepkorir explained.
It is not uncommon in the country for Kenyans to name children born at grand gatherings. When former United States (USA) President Barack Obama visited the country in 2015, some mothers named their newborn boys after him.