Lamu Mus­lims in four-day fast and prayers for rain

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

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.

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