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Kenyan leaders meet to pray against ‘thievery’, other problems


The Kenyan government has been holding a national prayer breakfast, an annual event in its 17th year.

The colourful ceremony, which brought together leaders to pray for the country, has got a lot of people talking on Twitter.

This year, it was attended by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, among others.

United States Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter was also there, and has tweeted his thoughts.

He said it’s a “good start” as leaders pray and ask for forgiveness “for the sin of thievery”.

But some Kenyans on Twitter have been angered, claiming nothing ever comes from these gatherings.

Kenya has been dogged by corruption scandals, with officials being accused of stealing money meant to be spent on government projects.

More than 3000 people were in attendance at the event that aims at putting the Nation before God.

The Prayer Breakfast Movement in Kenya, which is modeled after that of the US, dates back 30 years, when a small group of men started meeting in Nairobi with the aim of ultimately starting a National Prayer Breakfast.

The Kenya National Prayer Breakfast, which is sponsored by the Kenyan Parliament, and organized with the help of volunteers from the Small Prayer Breakfast groups, is traditionally held on the last Thursday in May.

The theme of this year’s event is “The Dawn of a new Kenya.”


Source: BBC

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