President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to have a self-reflection and do what is right to make the country great.
He said if every citizen did what was right before God and fellow compatriots, the country would not face some of the challenges it has had to experience.
The President challenged leaders to do in private what they proclaimed in public, saying if that was done the country would not suffer sad incidents like inter-ethnic conflict.
“Are you sincere about what you say when you stand at the podium and when you go back to your community? Are we sacrificing on offering the positions that God and the people of this nation have given us to do what is right?” President Kenyatta posed.
The President was speaking today at the Safari Park hotel in Nairobi when he led Kenyans in praying for the nation during this year’s National Prayer Breakfast organized by Parliament.
The Head of State appealed to leaders not to lead double lives by preaching water but drink wine when not in the public eye.
Deputy President William Ruto thanked God for guiding the country through good and hard times.
“Yes, we have many challenges. Yes, we have many mountains but even as we pray to God to intervened, there are many more things that we should thank God for,” the Deputy President said.
Citing the example of security, the Deputy President noted that despite the huge challenge that terrorism poses to security in the country, it has not managed to divide Kenyans.
“We need to thank God that we are still a united nation although terrorism was intended to divide us on tribal lines,” the Deputy President said.
Speaking during the occasion, Kamukunji Member of Parliament Abdi Yusuf Hassan gave a moving account of his suffering from terrorism and called on Kenyans not to allow themselves to be divided on religious grounds.
Other speakers included Business magnate and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and his Senate counterpart Ekwe Ethuro.