Feb 4, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Raila Odinga skips national prayer breakfast

Azimio la Umoja One, Kenyan coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga, was a notable high-profile absentee from this year’s National Prayer Breakfast.

The former Prime Minister failed to join other leaders, including President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy Dr William Ruto at the event at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.

Mr Odinga was one of the invited guests to share the podium with the other executives.

Instead he was represented at his fellow campaigner Martha Karua’s prayer gathering.

“Mine is to appreciate this prayer breakfast. I also represent here my principal, the Honorable Raila Amolo Odinga,” Ms. Karua said.

She urged political leaders to balance their actions with their words during the campaigns and with ideas and ideas no insults compete for peaceful elections and a united nation.

“I challenge my colleagues to ease tensions in the nation through the way we treat one another. Lead the nation in value-based campaigning and leadership,” she said.

Mr Odinga has been touring the western region where the flag bearer of the Azimio President was staying in Vihiga County on Wednesday. He is expected to be on a tour of Trans Nzoia County today.

The National Prayer Breakfast is held every year on the last Thursday in May to preach peace, with Parliament usually taking responsibility for everything.< /p>< p>The theme of this year’s prayer breakfast is ‘Transition’, which comes just 73 days before the country’s general election, in which Kenyans will elect their fifth President.

Last year’s event was held at instead of Parliament Buildings, which only invited guests were allowed to attend as the country was still suffering from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.