While addressing to the people at the launching of Lent Campaign of 2017 the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta urged all the citizens to dedicate the first month of March in praying for the country, in praying to bring stability and peace to Kenya.
The president added development of the country could only be achieved if Kenya has a peaceful environment.
Uhuru said, “I call upon all Kenyans for one week in the month of March beginning Monday, March 6 to pray for the peace of our beloved nation.”
He called upon the Muslims to gather at Mosques on March 10, Friday, to pray for Kenya. He also urged the Christians to congregate in Churches on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12 respectively, to do the same for bringing peace and stability to the nation.
Uhuru continued saying the future of Kenya is in hands of each and every citizens of the country.
The Lent Campaign is spearheaded by the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) through the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC).
Bishop Alfred Korir, the chairperson of Commission for Ecumenism, urged the politicians to promote a culture of non-violence in the country to save Kenya from political tension during the elections as well as after the elections.
Uhuru said the political leaders should preach peace in the country and should not make such remarks that stir violence in the country.
The east African nation faced violence following the 2007 general elections. The country is going to poll in August this year.