Religious Leaders Preach Love, Leaders Commit to Peace at Prayer Breakfast
NAIROBI, 26th May – H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged all leaders and Kenyans to commit to being ambassadors of peace, and unity as the countdown toward the August 9th elections continues.
Speaking at the 19th Annual National Prayer Breakfast held at Safari Park hotel, President Kenyatta revealed that his prayer was that Kenya would, more than ever before, be united and stronger after the upcoming elections.
“The task of building a nation is a task that’s passed from generation to generation. Generations and generations of leaders are therefore called upon to pass that baton unbroken, and I intend to do just that,” he reassured.
Earlier in his remarks, Deputy President William Ruto observed that the electioneering period in Kenya is historically rife with anxiety. Still, he exuded optimism that the forthcoming election would be “an election with a difference.”
“Whoever will be elected will be the will of God, and we will respect the will of God expressed through the people of Kenya. We will go out of our way to ensure that the elections are peaceful. That is my commitment,” DP Ruto vowed.
The Speaker of the Senate and the National Assembly, who today hosted the last Prayer Breakfast of the 12th Parliament, took the opportunity to thank the National Prayer Breakfast Organizing Committee for their support in bringing the country together to pray every year.
On her part, The Honourable Chief Justice, Martha Koome, prayed against the spirit of fear of electoral violence and asked God to “make us all be instruments of peace.”
The national leaders spoke after six inter-religious leaders – Christian, Hindu and Islam – delivered their keynote addresses centred on the theme “transitions”. The clergy underscored the message of love, forgiveness, tolerance and peace while referencing various religious literature.
The National Prayer Breakfast is an annual event where leaders from various sectors meet to reflect and spiritually connect with God. They also converge to give thanks, honour and glory for His grace and the good things that He has done to them individually and collectively as a nation.