President Kenyatta declares a national prayer day

President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared Saturday 21st March a National Prayer Day, a day when the Health Ministry said that it had confirmed a fourth case of coronavirus.

President Kenyatta on Tuesday said that the prayers shall be led by religious leaders at State House, Nairobi, while Kenyans will pray from home.

“On that day, through our religious leaders, we will be asking God for His forgiveness for anything that we may have done wrong or wronged him. On that day, we shall together ask for his protection and blessing for our Nation, for our people, for the world and all global citizens. We shall ask God to abide with us, and to guide us, both in this period and in times to come,” the President said.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that a fourth coronavirus case had been confirmed on a person who traveled in from London on Monday last week.
President Kenyatta said as much as the Government has adopted stringent measures to curb the virus from spreading, Kenya shall use the day to seek for forgiveness and protection from God.

“But fellow Kenyans even with these efforts, we cannot ignore the need to turn to God. In these circumstances as we have done in the past as a nation, we have always turned to God first to give thanks for the many blessings that He has bestowed on our nation. But we also turn to God to share our fears, our apprehensions, but also to seek his guidance and ever-present protection,” said the President.