DP Gachagua announces plans to hold national prayer rally

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 20:42 | By
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua. PHOTO/(@RigathiGachagua)Facebook

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has announced plans to hold a national prayer rally on Sunday, February 12, 2023.

Speaking at the Harambee Annex on Thursday, February 2, 2023, Gachagua said the prayers are meant to intercede for Kenya's economic recovery.

He also said that part of the prayer item would be praying for the healing of the nation and saving the youth from illicit brews and drug abuse.

"Prayers will be offered for a fast economic recovery as well as for saving our youth from illicit brews and drug abuse. The clergy will also pray for the healing of the nation from the scourge of cancer and for peace and security for all communities to live together in harmony," he said.

The DP announced that the prayers will be hosted by governors from the Rift valley region.

Additionally, he pointed out that President William Ruto will lead the country in the prayers alongside clergymen from across the country.

The latest comes amidst an outcry from citizens regarding the rise in the cost of living.

Last month, Ruto assured Kenyans that his administration had put in place measures to ensure that the country's economy is built on a solid foundation that is self-reliant and sustainable.

He defended that he had to remove subsidies on the grounds that they cost the country's economy.

"We had to do away with those subsidies or they would cost our economy big time. We would be spending close to Ksh25 billion every month to subsidise some of these programmes. We did away with the subsidies in August and I am happy that we have saved our economy a huge amount of money, we are now well on the way to making sure that we are investing in areas that will drive our economy in a sustainable way," Ruto said.

Further, he reiterated that the decision would grow the country's income.

"I am very confident that we have now laid a foundation that will take our economy away from dependence on debt to dependence on revenues that are raised by taxpayers. We cannot drive this economy on borrowings," he said.

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