President Uhuru Kenyatta will tomorrow, Thursday lead the National Prayer Breakfast at the Parliament building. This comes amid heightened political tension between the president and the DP’s camp. The Head of State will grace the occasion, together with Ruto, hosted by the two Speakers of the bicameral Parliament – Justin Muturi (National Assembly) and Kenneth Lusaka (Senate).
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and top ranking government officials are also expected to attend.
While confirming the event, Morompi ole Ronkei the coordinator of the National Prayer Breakfast Organizing Committee said they are happy that the event is happening this year, but expressed disappointment that the former event’s co-chair, the late Paul Koinange, will not be there to attend.
“We are happy that as per our tradition, we shall be able to hold the event on the last Thursday of May. We’re are however saddened that this year, the late Koinange will not be coordinating the organization of this event with us. But his legacy lives on,” he said.
The late Kiambaa legislator passed on in March 2021 due to COVID-19 related complications.
The annual event which is traditionally held on the last Thursday of May resumes after a brief hiatus last year due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s prayers will be held both virtually and physically with only a small group of about 100 attendees invited to physically be at the event.