Uhuru's Plea to Kenyans During Prayer Meeting

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi, where he hosted national prayers against the Coronavirus pandemic on March 21, 2020.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi, where he hosted national prayers against the Coronavirus pandemic on March 21, 2020.
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  • President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Kenyans wherever they are to continue praying for the country, stating that it is good for Kenyans to pray together as a nation.

    Speaking at State House, Nairobi, on Saturday, March 21, during the National Prayer Day, the president urged Kenyans to always remember that when a nation trusts in God, it prospers.

    “Kenya is a nation that believes in the Almighty as represented in the opening of our National Anthem, where we recognize Him as God of all creation,” he emphasized.

    The president told the country that God was listening to the prayers of Kenyans and that He would grant them their desires and wishes.

    From Left; President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga, WDM-K leader Kalonzo Musyoka, and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi at State House Nairobi during the National Prayer Day on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
    From Left; President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga, WDM-K leader Kalonzo Musyoka, and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi at State House Nairobi during the National Prayer Day on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
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    “Mine is just to continue to ask you fellow Kenyans wherever you may be, let us continue to pray for our country. Let us continue to pray for peace, to pray for unity, to pray for healing, to pray for reconciliation and to pray for prosperity.

    “And I am certain that our God is a listening God and He will hear us and grant us our desires and our wishes,” the President stated.

    The event that was attended by several national leaders led by Deputy President William Ruto and African Union Special Envoy for Infrastructure Raila Odinga.

    Other political leaders present were Wiper Party head Kalonzo Musyoka and his Amani National Congress counterpart Musalia Mudavadi.

    Kenya's defence and disciplined forces were represented by Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe and Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai as well as the Director-General of the National Youth Service Matilda Sakwa.

    Parliament was represented at the prayers by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and his Senate counterpart Ken Lusaka, and the Judiciary by Chief Justice David Maraga.

    The county governments were represented by Council of Governors (CoG) chair Wycliffe Oparanya while labour unions were represented by Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli.

    In his sermon, Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Jackson Nasoore Ole Sapit urged Kenyans not to panic in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic, but to instead shun all things that go against the will of God.

    Dignitaries and other invited guests raise their hands in gesture of worship during the prayer rally held at State House Nairobi on March 21, 2020.
    Dignitaries and other invited guests raise their hands in a gesture of worship during the prayer rally held at State House Nairobi on March 21, 2020.
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    “Let us know that God is in charge, God is in control and we are going to emerge victorious,” the Most Rev. Dr Ole Sapit stated.

    Catholic Archbishop Martin Kivuva of the Archdiocese of Mombasa called on Kenyans to repent and do the right things as advised by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) to curb the spread of Coronavirus.