President Of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta Declares Friday October 9 To Sunday October 11 As National Weekend Of Prayer
Information reaching Wakeupafrica360 from our correspondent in Kenya has it that the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Kenyans to pray for the nation in their respective places of worship. This was made known in a statement which was delivered by the State House Spokesman Kanze Dena on Wednesday, October 7. According to the statement, the president is expected to lead other leaders in prayers at the house on the hill on Saturday, October 10. This development which will be an inter-faith prayer service will be broadcasted live on all leading television, online and radio platforms in the country.
This move by President Uhuru Kenyatta could have been propelled by the recent violence witnessed in Murang’a county on Sunday, October 4 after two rival factions clashed over the visit by the Deputy President, William Ruto. Among people who were killed during the political confrontation at Kenol Town were Peter Mbothu and Christopher Kariuki with the family of the victims calling on the police to speed up investigations and make sure that the perpetrators of such evil act are brought to justice. Reacting to the death of her brother, Mbothu’s sister, Lucy Njoki, has this to say: “ He was my only brother, it is unbelievable that he is no more. I don’t have another brother and my parent are old. I can’t get another brother now and I really appeal for justice even though I won’t see him again.” Citizens of the country are therefore encouraged to pray for the country in their usual places of worship in compliance with the containment protocols due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Recall that the last National Day of Prayer that took place in the country was held on Saturday, March 21 at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. At that time, President Uhuru came out to say that despite the government’s efforts to keep everyone safe, there was a need to turn to God for protection and that it was necessary to seek the face of God in such a deadly pandemic as was the country’s culture in her time of crisis. According to him, “We do not only turn to God to share our fears, our apprehensions but also to seek His guidance and ever-present protection,”
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