President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday joined the clergy for the 19th National Prayer Breakfast at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.
The prayer comes at a time the country is expecting a new government and leadership after the August 9th general election hence themed ‘Transition”.
The annual event is inclusive of all Kenyans despite religion and is offered under the patronage of the Speaker of the Senate and the National Assembly.
The National Prayer Breakfast Organizing Committee staged the event purposely to give leaders from all sectors a chance to interact and pray for the nation together.
The Head of state in his speech said, the country ought to remain peaceful before, during, and after the August election.
“It is my hope that we end much more united and stronger after the general election,” he said
President Kenyatta called upon all aspirants to be ready to accept the election outcome as he wished them luck.
“Remember that there will only be one winner, if you lose move on”, said the President.
Deputy President William Ruto on the other hand, has affirmed that his team will ensure the August election runs smoothly.
The country’s second in command further asked the president to forgive him saying, he may have fallen short of his expectations during their time in office.
“I know that serving as Deputy President I may have fallen short of the expectations of my Boss President Uhuru, my good friend, I ask for your forgiveness,” Ruto said.
The Kenya Kwanza Flagbearer later invited Odinga’s running mate, honorable Martha Karua who was representing the former Premier in the event.
Karua also called upon all national leaders to ensure a peaceful transition during the August 9th election.