Uhuru, Ruto preach peace and unity in national prayer day
29 May 2014, 14:38
Nairobi - Kenya's leaders were equivocal in spreading the message of peace and unity during the National Prayer Breakfast day in Nairobi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and national leaders from both parliament, the senate as well as the diplomatic community came together Thursday morning to offer messages of peace and unity to Kenyans.
Dubbed the National Prayer Breakfast, the leaders, devoid of political affiliation and feeling, all sang from the same book as they asked for the country to come together to fight the problems that have taken over the country in the recent past.
With terrorism, increasing unemployment, a high wage bill, sky rocketing cost of living as well as other issues on the table, there was need to unite together in prayer.
The president in particular asked for unity amongst Kenyans, citing ethnic divisions as a major case of concern for the country.
" We need to unite together as Kenyans and realize that we are one people and one country in God's eyes, he said.
His deputy William Ruto on his part asked for the country to pull together in the face of problems blighting the country.
" Now more than ever, we need to come together and pray for the continued success of our country, he added.
The breakfast meeting though was castigated for being non inclusive, with Kenyans asking the organizers to next time have the event in an open ground with Kenyans invited to attend.
Religious leaders from across the divide were well represented at the breakfast, with all offering prayers under their respective beliefs.