At the start of the Lenten campaign, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta called on all Kenyans, for one week beginning on 6 March 2017, to pray for peace in our beloved country.
At the time, the President urged Muslims to congregate in the mosques on Friday 10 March 2017, and for the Christian faithful, to congregate in churches on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March, to pray for our beloved Nation.
The President wishes to remind all Kenyans, individually, in small groups, or in big congregations, to remember to take the time to pray for peace in our country, to pray that our country gets sufficient rains, to pray that our country sustains stability and growth, to pray for prosperity and to pray that God’s favour remains on our nation.
The President recalled his speech on that day, in which he said: “Kenyans are known to be a God-fearing people. Yes, we belong to different religions and denominations, but we are bound by our common belief that we all sin, we suffer, and that we can repent and be reborn. Our history as a Nation is filled with these instances. We have sinned before God and committed wrongs against each other. “
President Kenyatta added at the time: “I urge all of you to embrace peace in your utterances, in your homes and workplaces, and to correct those around you who seek conflict and confrontation. As your President and fellow citizen, I promise to do my part. I will act firmly and judiciously in the cause of peace and security for all Kenyans.”
Secretary, Communications &
State House Spokesperson
7 March 2017