In Summary
  • President Kenyatta asked religious leaders to lead Kenya in the national prayer period.
  • This, he said, will culminate in a National Prayer Day on Sunday.
  • “The path since the Supreme Court decision has not been easy for our country, but we thank God for seeing us through,” President Kenyatta told journalists at State House, Nairobi.

President Kenyatta on Wednesday asked Kenyans to pray for the nation, asking God to guide a country he said badly needed God’s grace.

Speaking hours after electoral agency commissioner Roselyn Akombe resigned, blaming irreconcilable divisions in the commission, President Kenyatta asked religious leaders to lead Kenya in the national prayer period.

PRAYER DAY

This, he said, will culminate in a National Prayer Day on Sunday.

“The path since the Supreme Court decision has not been easy for our country, but we thank God for seeing us through,” President Kenyatta told journalists at State House, Nairobi.

“Now, as we walk towards the 26th of October, as a God-fearing people, we beckon our God to give us divine guidance to fulfill our constitutional mandate, and we will.”

The Chief Justice David Maraga-led Supreme Court on September 1 nullified the August 8 elections and ordered a fresh poll in 60 days.

But between then and now, his main challenger Raila Odinga has withdrawn, demanded a new poll 90 days after fresh nominations, and the Mr Odinga-led National Super Alliance (Nasa) has resorted demos to demand for electoral reforms before any election can take place.

POLL

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