Kenya: President calls on religious leaders to “speak boldly against all the vices that hold back our nation”
Uhuru Kenyatta received religious leaders to discuss their “shared responsibility” with regard to Kenya.
Uyelled Kenyatta, president of kenya, met religious leaders on September 25 in Nairobi. He told them, “our work in building this nation is a shared responsibility”.
“Speak boldly about all the vices that hold back our nation. Our task of building this nation is a shared responsibility. We serve the same people. We ensure the physical well-being of all citizens, nourishing their soul and spirit. ”
He then went on to say that he appreciated the “leadership of the church in the fight against corruption”, adding, “but, there is still room for more action on the part of the church”.
Affirming, “I know that the Church remains above politics”, he called her to “be the voice of reason and to promote messages of hope for the well-being of the Nation”.
“In political matters, I know that the Church remains above politics. But we all have a duty to help our people know that we cannot be a nation obsessed with politics. [...] I call on the Church to be the voice of reason and to promote messages of hope for the well-being of the Nation. We need you, our religious leaders, to be non-partisan, and people to help bridge the divides.”
The government report also indicates that the president encouraged religious leaders to build “bridges of unity between brothers and sisters, within families and communities”.
During this meeting, a day of prayer for the Nation was set for October 10.
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