New date set for Ruto's meeting in Central Kenya

A fresh date has been set for an interdenominational prayer meeting to be graced by Dr Deputy President William Ruto in Murang'a.

The meeting, which was cancelled at the eleventh hour last weekend, is now set to take place on May 11 at Kenol grounds, according to the convenors.

Stephen Maina of Full Time Winners Gospel Church, who is also the Murang’a Bishops forum chairman, said more than 250 clerics and 60 bishops of various denominations were set to attend the meeting.

Local politicians

Local politicians allied to Ruto are also set to attend, with Mr Maina saying the DP has confirmed attendance.

Preparations for the prayer meeting, which will coincide with the launch of Murang’a Interdenominational Sacco, have started.

The Sacco belongs to members of the clergy. It was registered in 2015.

Maina said he invited all for the interdenominational prayers, adding that the forum should not be labelled a political rally.

“Although Anglican bishops distanced themselves from the arrangements, some of their clergy are actively involved in the preparation,” Maina said.

The much hyped interdenominational prayer meeting that was cancelled at the last minute last Saturday was set to be attended by more than 150 MPs.

While organisers of the meeting insisted that the event was put off due to unforeseen circumstances, those opposed to it have said it failed to materialise after divisions emerged among the clerics involved in the preparations.