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Even science needs God — Uhuru Kenyatta

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By Vincent Kejitan | March 21st 2020

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday led the country during the National Prayer Day at State House.

During his speech, the Head of State said he was sure that the Almighty would hear the cry of his people especially at this time as the world struggles to contain the Coronavirus.

He also emphasized the importance of prayer saying although some opine that the nation should turn to science, trusting God would go a long way.


“It is good to pray together as a nation…a nation prospers when a nation believes and trusts in God.

“There are those who say we should depend on science but even science needs God,” he remarked

The President also asked Kenyans to pray for peace unity, healing and reconciliation and prosperity.

“I am certain that our god is a listening God and he will grant us our desires,” he said.

During the event, the clergy prayed for a number of issues including repentance, reconciliation and family.

They all asked the nation to turn to God and shun greed.

Unlike other functions where the Head of State interacts freely with his guests at the end of the ceremony, this time was different.

There were no handshakes, in line with the directive that was issued by the Ministry of Health as the country fights Coronavirus.

The seats were also arranged a few metres from each other and the leaders minimized their interaction throughout the service.


On Friday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe urged Kenyans to avoid social gatherings and encouraged handwashing as one of the ways of fighting the spread of the virus.

He added the next few days would be crucial saying the new measures put in place regarding public transport and congestion in supermarkets were aimed at ensuring the virus is contained and the numbers do not go higher.

So far, seven people in Kenya have tested positive for the virus which has claimed over 9000lives so far.

Over 280,000 deaths have been reported and out of this, over 92,000 have recovered.

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