Trade and Industry Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria says prayers alone cannot solve the ongoing drought crisis across the country and that the government together with its partners should balance between religion and reality while seeking to solve problems facing Kenyans.
Speaking on Friday during the 2022 Kenya Association of Manufacturers Humanitarian Initiative in Nairobi, CS Kuria noted the government is committed to ensuring that the country is food secure, whether prayers are answered or not.
”I think that we need to have a different conversation to look at food security and sustainability. I am a devout catholic and a former altar boy but we need to balance between religion and reality.
Too much dependence on kneeling down and praying for rain has to be balanced with doing something,” CS Kuria said while calling on partners in the private sector to join hands with the government to ensure Kenya is food secure.
”The era of when the government could do everything by itself is over. We need to reach out to you in the private sector to ensure that we can be able to feed our people whether there is rain or no rain.”
Both the First Lady, Rachel Ruto, and Mrs. Gachagua, the Second Lady, have asked Kenyans to fast and pray for rains to end the ravaging drought that has affected parts of the country.