Lamu Muslims in four-day fast and prayers for rain
Thousands of Muslims in Lamu county began a four-day fast for rain on Monday, following a prolonged drought.
More than 50,000 Muslims from Lamu West and East will also be converging in Twaif Grounds in Lamu town tomorrow, on the last day of the fast, to pray for rain.
Drought has ravaged many areas in Kenya, especially at the Coast and in Northeastern.
At least 30,000 homes and more than 200,000 cattle are currently in dire need of food and water.
Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya Lamu branch chairman Abubakar Shekuwe on Tuesday urged all Muslims to pray and fast so the drought ends.
The drought is seen as a sign of God’s anger and a punishment for sin.