President Kenyatta on Saturday marked Huduma Day by hosting the 2nd inter-faith national prayer service at State House, Nairobi.
The four-hour service was presided over by a cross-section of religious leaders who delivered scripture readings, sermons, and prayers covering thanksgiving, repentance and forgiveness, national healing and restoration, national aspirations, and leadership and family.
During his address, Kenyatta asked for forgiveness for any wrongdoings even as he urged Kenyans to remain united.
“This is a day that we have agreed to dedicate our nation to God. We have undergone serious challenges, we may have won a number of battles, but the war is yet to be won. We need to continue to ask our creator to stand with us,” Kenyatta said in his speech.
He added: “We are told to thank God and ask for forgiveness then we must forgive each other too. So I beg you all, if I have done anything wrong to anyone, I beg for your forgiveness. And if anyone of you has wronged me, I have forgiven him. That is the way to move forward.”
Uhuru thanked frontline workers and essential service providers for their efforts in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event was attended by several leaders including Deputy President William Ruto, Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, and his National Assembly counterpart Justin Muturi, among others.