Clerics lead prayers at Kenyan fete

August 27, 2010 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 – Religious leaders among them those who opposed to the passage of the new Constitution led the nation in prayers for the new law at the promulgation ceremony in Uhuru Park.

Christian leaders among them Nairobi Archbishop John Cardinal Njue prayed for unity and special healing of the wounds of division irrespective of religion, tribe or social status.

“Bless everyone of the Kenyan people in every corner of our nation from the eldest citizen to the youngest child sheltered in their mothers womb, those of us here now and the many generations to come as we stand today as one people, one nation with one destiny,” Cardinal Njue prayed.

Anglican Archbishop Eliud Wabukhala prayed for the government to administer all affairs of the state in justice and equity.

“God of our ancestors we invoke your blessings upon our new republic and bless our nation in your mighty arms as you have always done since independence,” the Anglican cleric prayed

Church leaders were vehemently opposed to the passage of the new law arguing that it allowed abortion on demand. The Christian leaders who led the No campaign were also opposed to the inclusion of the Kadhi’s courts in the new constitution.

Former Chief Kadhi, Sheikh Hammad Kassim prayed for peace in the country.

“We give thanks for making us the witnesses of this great moment of the birth of the second republic of Kenya.”

Former President Daniel arap Moi who was also opposed to the new Constitution over the land clause was present at the promulgation ceremony.


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