Uhuru announces national prayer day to ask God to take away the deadly Coronavirus
President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced Saturday, March 21 as the national prayer day where Kenyans will talk to God to take away the killer Coronavirus.
In a statement made from State House, Nairobi, the president requested every Kenyan to dedicate the day to talking to God, repenting and asking for forgiveness.
Uhuru said the day should specifically be assigned to seek answers from God over the deadly Coronavirus, and to seek for protection and healing.
“We acknowledge always that we are nothing without our God. And we have learnt over time that turning to God in such times gives us not only comfort but also hope and strength to overcome even those challenges that for us as humans may seem insurmountable,” he said.
However, unlike other national prayer days, Kenyans will not be allowed to congregate for the prayers. This is to prevent the spread of the contagious virus.
Uhuru instead has asked all media houses across the country to broadcast the event which will go down from State House led by a selected group of religious leaders.
“This prayer day will be led by a team of religious leaders here at State House, Nairobi starting at 12.00 noon on Saturday. To this end, I appeal to our media houses and kindly request them to broadcast this event live on all our television stations, our radio stations and our online platforms so that we can facilitate every single Kenyan to participate in this event,” he said further.
This comes after the Ministry of Health announced a fourth coronavirus case in Kenya on Tuesday afternoon.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the case is a Kenya who travelled from London on March 8 and arrived on March 9.
Three other cases had been reported early, with the first being a Kenyan lady who travelled from the US via London.