Kenya’s President William Ruto announced he will lead the country to a prayer service on Tuesday, February 14.
The Head of State that the theme of the prayers which will be held at Nyanyo National Stadium will be to pray for rain and watch over the country.
“I want to urge Kenyans to pray for our nation on Tuesday, February 14, for God to give us rain as we continue to fight hunger and drought. As for those who won’t make it to Nyayo National Stadium, let’s have prayer sessions wherever we will be,” said Ruto said on Sunday, February 12, during the interdenominational service in Nakuru.
However, Embaksi MP Babu Owino has asked President William Ruto to call off he prayer meeting set for February 14.
In a statement on Monday, February 13, the youthful legislators termed President Ruo’s prayer meeting as “meaningless’ and “sin”.
“Prayer without action is meaningless. Prayer to make a show of how much you care without action is a sin. Period. How dare they use the sacred act of prayer to put on a mantle of caring when the gut-wrenching grief of families and communities continues day in and day out,” Babu said in a Tweet.
The vocal ODM legislator instead urged the First in Command to let people make merry during this year’s Valentine’s Day.
While quoting a Bible verse, Owino, a fierce critic of President Ruto said that Kenyans were going through hard times and prayers were not solving their problems.
“(President) Ruto must know that the Bible says in James 2:17 that Faith without action is dead. He should therefore Let People make love have hip to hip massage on Valentine’s Day and strengthen bonds with their families,” he added.