President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared saturday 21st of March a National Day of Prayer. Addressing the nation at state house, the president said following consultations with ordinary Kenyans and religious leaders on the pandemic ravaging Kenya and the globe at large, there is need to turn to GOD to share our fears, our apprehensions, but also to seek his guidance and ever-present protection.”

We acknowledge always that we are nothing without our God. And we have learnt over time that turning to God in such times gives us not only comfort but also hope and strength to overcome even those challenges that for us as humans may seem insurmountable.

With this in mind and after consulting a cross-section of ordinary Kenyans as well as our religious leaders, I have decided to declare this coming Saturday, 21st March 2020, as a National Day for Prayer. 

He announced that the prayer day will be led by a team of religious leaders at State House, Nairobi starting at 12.00 noon on Saturday. The president said in consideration of the protocols announced on Sunday and other ongoing protocols that will be announced from time to time, the day of prayer will be observed in the homes, places of work or wherever Kenyans shall be residing on that day.

“To this end, I appeal to our media houses and kindly request them to broadcast this event live on all our television stations, our radio stations and our online platforms so that we can facilitate every single Kenyan to participate in this event. ” the president said.

“On that day, through our religious leaders, we will be asking God for His forgiveness for anything that we may have done wrong or wronged Him. On that day, we shall together ask for His protection and blessing for our Nation, for our people, for the world and all global citizens. We shall ask God to abide with us, and to guide us, both in this period, and in times to come”.

“Fellow Kenyans, Let us join hands together on Saturday. Let us pray for our country. Let us pray for our unity. Let us pray to see this pandemic resolved and let us pledge to love one another, to live in peace and harmony with each other and let us pray that the world will once again refocus itself on those things that are good, on those things that are virtuous, on those things that are peaceful.