On Thursday morning President Uhuru led country in National Prayer Breakfast held at the Safari Park hotel .
This year’s marks the 16th National Prayer Breakfast where the event seeks to unite Kenyans in prayer.
Among the leaders invited were the Chief Justice David Maraga, former Prime minister Raila Odinga ,former VP Kalonzo Musyoka and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi.
In giving his address President Kenyatta spoke on the current corruption cases that have occurred under his government saying that the people behind them are thieves and had a name.
“A thief is a thief. He is not a Luo, he is not a Kikuyu, he is not a Kalenjin. He has a name. Surely, we can come together and fight those things that ail our society”-President Kenyatta
“On issues we can’t agree let’s work together. We can come together and fight corruption and not use tribes, religion. Today, I ask for forgiveness to anyone I may have injured in any manner. We need to go around together and preach unity”-added President Uhuru
The Deputy president William Ruto urged Kenyans to resit hate and negative ethnicity
As we build bridges of friendship, brotherhood and unity, we must remember to resist hate, refuse disunity and say no to negative ethnicity – William Ruto.
Raila Odinga in his speech mentioned that he was not expecting to be invited to address the nation though he had few words to say.
I, like Kalonzo, was not expecting to be invited to speak but I am pleasantly happy to say a few words – Raila Odinga.
“Never again shall a Kenyan die because of elections- We will fight corruption together and we are committed and hope MOU will be implemented. I tender my apology to my brother”-added Raila
Raila Odinga questioned what was wrong with him having the Handshake with President Uhuru if other leaders such as Rabin and Arafat,Mandela and de Klerk shook hands.
“If Rabin and Arafat could shake hands, Mandela could shake hands with de Klerk, I said, what’s wrong with Raila Odinga shaking hands with Uhuru Kenyatta? “- Raila Odinga
Chief Justice David Maraga said that that we must remain together and all of us needed to uphold the rule of law and follow the constitution.