PRAYER CARAVAN

Clerics call for peace during campaigns

They urge politicians to lead their supporters towards maintaining peace

In Summary
  • They urged politicians to lead their supporters towards maintaining peace as they carry out their campaigns.
  • Kimani said they would be praying for the country’s economic recovery as well as the mental wellness of Kenyans.
The National peace prayer Caravan chairman pastor John Kimani in Kerugoya on Sunday
The National peace prayer Caravan chairman pastor John Kimani in Kerugoya on Sunday
Image: WANGECHI WANG'ONDU

Religious leaders from different parts of the country have called on Kenyans to maintain peace ahead of the August 9 general elections.

They urged politicians to lead their supporters towards maintaining peace as they carry out their campaigns.

The pastors under the umbrella of ‘National Prayer Committee' said peace is precious for the growth of economy

The clerics were speaking in Kerugoya,Kirinyaga county on Sunday

Led by of Pastor John Kimani, the clerics said Kenyans were going through tough economic challenges and it was only fair to maintain peace for businesses to thrive.

“We are into a  post-covid phase where Kenyans are trying to rise above the economic challenges.We therefore call politician not to trouble Kenyans, who wants a conducive environment for business,” he said.

Kimani also urged Kenyans to undertake their civic duty of electing responsible leaders who have their interests at heart.

He said they have embarked on conducting civic education on the importance of voting in accountable leaders.

Kimani said through an inter-denominational prayer event dubbed ‘National peace prayer caravan' they are traversing the country while praying for peace and stability.

He said Kirinyaga was the 14th county to host the caravan that will culminate into a mega national prayer rally at the Kasarani National Stadium on May 28.

He said they have invited key national leaders to the May 28, event.

Kimani said they would be praying for the country’s economic recovery as well as the mental wellness of Kenyans.

He said most Kenyans were depressed due to the high cost of living and other economic and psycho- social related challenges.

He also urged Kenyans to take their time and pray for the country and  their needs.

(Edited by Tabnacha O)

Clerics at the Kerugoya stadium on Sunday
Clerics at the Kerugoya stadium on Sunday
Image: WANGECHI WANG'ONDU
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