This weekend, the nation will once again come together to hold special prayers for the country after President Uhuru Kenyatta declared a National Prayer Weekend starting tomorrow, October 9, 2020.
This comes at a time when the country is seemingly as divided as ever starting with the top leadership animosity which has threatened to tear the nation apart.
Whilst 2019’s National Prayer Day was attended by leaders across the entire political divide, including the President himself, his deputy William Ruto, ODM chief Raila Odinga, WDM-K leader Kalonzo Musyoka, and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, it remains doubtful whether the DP will grace this year’s occasion after snubbing the National Covid-19 Conference just over a week ago.
As usual, we expect the leaders to call for calmness after the recent unfortunate incident that led to the death of two in Murang’a, but one would wonder whether the politicians listen to what they preach.
Do you think the organizers will invite the DP for the Saturday service at State House? And more importantly, do you think Ruto will attend the event in the midst of rising political tensions as witnessed in Murang’a on Sunday.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Why State Wants to Stop DP Ruto Hustler Campaign
The state has moved to slam the brakes on Deputy President William Ruto’s ‘hustler’ campaigns, accusing him of taking advantage of vulnerable youths to polarise Kenya.
In an indirect reference to the DP’s meetings, the National Security Advisory Committee warned against campaigns that it said were being used to incite millions of jobless youth.
Amina: Kenyans React as CS Fails to Advance to Final WTO Leadership Round
Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has failed in her quest to lead the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The CS suffered a setback after the European Union (EU) which consists of 27 members endorsed Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea to face off in the finals.
Malala, Kihika Among 10 MPs at Risk of Losing Seats
Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and her Kakamega counterpart Cleophas Malala are among 10 legislators who are facing the possibility of losing their elective seats.
The legislators risk having their elections nullified following the ruling by Justice Weldon Korir on Wednesday, October 7, that stripped Gatundu North Member of Parliament Wanjiku Kibe of her seat.
On Wednesday, reports emerged of how police officers were withdrawn minutes before the highly anticipated visit to Murang’a by Deputy President William Ruto after an alleged ‘call from above’. Do you think the skirmishes that led to the death of two young Kenyans were pre-planned? And if so, who do you think was the mastermind?