President Uhuru Kenyatta has made a proclamation, declaring this Saturday a national prayer day.
Uhuru on Tuesday 17th March said despite all the preventive measures his government has put in place, it is good to acknowledge that Kenya as a country is nothing without God. The President urged Kenyans to turn to God during this trying times saying it is the only way to overcome the challenge.
Uhuru said his administration has learnt over time that turning to God in such times gives the country not only comfort but also hope and strength to overcome even those challenges that seem insurmountable. Her announced that the Saturday National Prayer day will be led by religious leaders in the country.
“In our own local context, we have done and continue to do everything possible to keep our citizens safe, and prevent further spread of the virus to our population while securing the continuity of business operations. Indeed as I said on Sunday, I and my Ministers will keep you regularly informed on developments as we move on into the future.” President Uhuru stated.
The president asked all Kenyans to join hands in unity and pray and pledge to love one another.
“Let us join hands together on Saturday. Let us pray for our country. Let us pray for our unity. Let us pray to see this pandemic resolved and let us pledge to love one another, to live in peace and harmony with each other and let us pray that the world will once again refocus itself on those things that are good, on those things that are virtuous, on those things that are peaceful.” President Uhuru concluded.
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This comes shortly after the health CS confirmed a forth confirmed Coronavirus case in the country. The ministry of health has urged Kenyans to be vigilant and report any case should it be suspected. He asked Kenyans to use the emergency response number for any assistance.
Schools were ordered to close and workers encouraged to work from home to avert the spread of the virus.