‘We prayed our way to victory’ – Embu governor dismisses doubts over govt’s prayers to deal with drought

Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 12:15 | By
Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire. PHOTO/Brian Malila

Embu governor Cecily Mbarire slammed former Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando who questioned the government's decision to seek prayers to deal with the country’s drought and hunger situation.

Kabando criticized the Kenya Kwanza administration over national prayers held at the Nyayo stadium in Nairobi on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

"Kenya is a secular state. Yes, the Constitution recognises sanctity and belief in Almighty God. But Kenya is not a theocracy. Today's Nyayo gathering was of UDA loyalties 'praise & worship'. Amidst famine, drought, and banditry: HIRED, UNIFORMED, FERRIED CROWDS. Sinful. Waste.

"WE SOVEREIGNS must call the bluff if/when the government strays. Arbitrarily convening so-called national prayers, that is, in fact, a partisan forum with some, NOT all, denominations is wrong. As in Nakuru, public institutions' buses are being misused to ferry UDA sycophants," Kabando tweeted.

Reacting to Kabando's tweet, Embu governor Cecily Mbarire said they prayed their way to victory and they are not about to stop.

She went on to say that Kabando should take it easy and watch them do their thing.

"My brother, we prayed our way to victory as some of you ridiculed our prayers. We are not about to stop. We are now on top gear. Take it easy. This is how we roll!" Mbarire tweeted.

President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua led Kenyans in the prayers seeking God's intervention to deal with the country’s drought and hunger situation.

In his speech at Nyayo stadium yesterday, Ruto praised the church for taking "its place" in the leadership of Kenya.

"Leo nitalala mapema na nitaamka kesho kuchelewa na nitalala na viatu because I'm a very proud Kenyan that our nation, especially the body of Jesus Christ in Kenya has woken up. I am very proud that the church has rediscovered its place in the governance of Kenya," Ruto said.

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