100 Gatundu pas­tors hold prayers for peace

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Some 100 pas­tors from Gatundu sub­county on Satur­day held prayers for peace as the coun­try heads to the gen­eral elec­tion. The ‘On our knees for our coun­try’ event was or­gan­ised by the Gatundu Pas­tors Fo­rum and Ki­ambu Peace cam­paign­ers. “No in­vestor will put his or her money in a place where peace is elu­sive and as the church we have a role in ral­ly­ing Kenyans to cry to God to grant us peace,” Fo­rum chair­man Pas­tor Peter Ka­mau of Em­manuel Wor­ship Cen­tre said. “We are com­forted by the words of our Pres­i­dent and Deputy Pres­i­dent, who have vowed that the next elec­tions will be held in a peace­ful en­vi­ron­ment. All we are do­ing is echo­ing the voice of our Pres­i­dent.” He called on the clergy through­out the coun­try to hold sim­i­lar prayers and erect al­tars of peace in ev­ery sub­county. Hadija Wan­gari of Jamia Mosque, Nairobi, urged Kenyans to refuse to be di­vided across re­li­gious lines and unite in de­fence of their Mother­land. The pas­tors later erected a peace pil­lar in the Gatundu deputy county com­mis­sioner’s com­pound.

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