Light moments as MPs told off over ‘poor’ performance at prayer meeting

The legislators were entertaining guests at the national prayer breakfast

In Summary
  • The MPs sang the famous 'Twasema Asante' and were all not singing in unison as one section was ahead of the other. 
  • The Prayer Breakfast had been rescheduled to June 7 from May 31, over factors that were beyond control.
Bunge Fellowship Choir & Parliament Choir performing during the National Prayer Breakfast on June 7,2023
Bunge Fellowship Choir & Parliament Choir performing during the National Prayer Breakfast on June 7,2023
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Guests present at the National Prayer Breakfast were left in stitches after the master of ceremony told off Members of Parliament over their confusion while performing for guests.

This is after the Parliament choir did a splendid job with their performance on Wednesday. 

South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro called other legislators to the podium and confusion was witnessed.

Osoro took them through the melodies that he will be playing on the keyboard, saying they should follow through. 

"You will have to follow the melodies from the instruments and you will quickly know the song," he said. 

The MPs sang the famous 'Twasema Asante' but they were not singing in unison. 

When they finished, Osoro who was playing the keyboard quickly said: "Next time, come for practice".

His comment was followed by laughter and claps from the guests, including President William Ruto and his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua. 

This year's theme is for the national prayer breakfast is Reconciliation to God and Men.

President Ruto will preside over the prayer breakfast meeting which Azimio leaders vowed they will not attend.

"If past events where we have shared platforms with Kenya Kwanza are to serve as a guide, Azimio is convinced that the National Prayer Breakfast does not offer the environment the country needs for humility before God, honesty with citizens and respect between leaders," Azimio said.

"Instead, the event will dishonour God and country with displays of arrogance, superiority battles, false hopes to citizens and vitriolic posts even mischaracterisation and misinterpretation of intentions by well-known Kenya Kwanza leaders. We are therefore declining the invitation to the breakfast," the group said.

During the event, the leaders are expected to address issues that are currently affecting Kenyans.

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