Religious leaders unite for Westgate attack victims
26 September 2013, 11:40
Nairobi - Different religious leaders will next week Tuesday converge in Nairobi for a prayer meeting to pay tribute to the victims of the Westgate Mall attack.
The event which will be held at Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), will bring together Muslims, Christians and Hindus among others.
The National Council of Churches in Kenya is organizing the gathering.
The organisation urged followers of different religions to attend the event.
“Kenyans have demonstrated to the entire world that they are people who uphold humanity and I praise you all for your generous assistance to the victims of the terror attack,” the National Council of Churches of Kenya General Secretary, Rev. Canon Peter Karanja, said.
The interfaith prayer rally seeks to unite Kenyans from different religious affiliations and downplay the religious rift that the terrorist wanted to ignite by their selective killings as well as for the healing of the nation.
The Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Muslims in Kenya, Aden Wachu, further clarified that Islam was not to blame for terrorism in the country.
“There is no single script in the Holy Quran that supports the act of an individual taking the lives of innocent people,” he said.
More than 60 people have been killed and hundreds injured during the attack at the upmarket mall in Nairobi. The militant Al Shabaab from Somalia has claimed responsibility for the internationally-condemned attack.
– CAJ News