President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared Saturday 21st as National Prayer Day to be held at State House.
“…..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,” President Kenyatta says.
The president urged Kenyans to take part in the prayers from wherever location they will be as the nation seeks to overcome the deadly virus.
“I have decided to declare this coming Saturday, 21st March 2020, as a National Day for Prayer……I have thought it necessary that this day of prayer be observed in our homes, in our places of work or wherever we shall be residing on that day,” the proclamation reads in part.
The presidential proclamation comes barely minutes after the country confirmed its fourth coronavirus case, the news being broken by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.