- Mr Stephen Maina said the mega prayer rally will take place in two weeks’ time at the same venue.
- Murang’a Catholic Bishop James Maria Wainaina said he was not planning to attend the meeting.
- And in a new development, three Anglican bishops have disassociated themselves with the planned rally.
An inter-denominational prayer rally scheduled to take place in Kenol town, Murang’a County on Saturday where Deputy President William Ruto was expected has been postponed to May 11.
The new development comes even as sharp divisions emerged among the bishops who were planning the meeting.
The rally is meant to pray for, among other things, national cohesion and integration besides praying for the deputy president.
Mr Stephen Maina of the Full Time Winners Gospel Church and the chairman of the bishops’ forum said the meeting has been postponed since Dr Ruto who was to be the chief guest, will be attending the burial of Jonathan Moi, the son of former President Daniel arap Moi.
He told the Nation that the mega prayer rally will take place in two weeks’ time at the same venue.
“The deputy president will not be available for the rally and since he was the main guest, we have postponed the meeting to May 11,” he told the Nation by phone.
The cleric had on Wednesday told the Nation that the rally was planned by 11 bishops who were expected to meet Dr Ruto at a hotel before proceeding to Kimorori grounds for the prayer meeting.
The forum’s steering committee members include Murang’a Catholic Bishop James Maria Wainaina, ACK Diocese of Mt Kenya Central Timothy Gichere, his Murang’a South Diocese counterpart Julius Karanu and Thika Diocese Bishop Julius Wanyoike.
Others are AIPCA Archbishop John Njoroge, Gilbert Maina of EAPC, and Rev John Mwati of PCEA, among others.