VILLAGE URUGWIRO - President Paul Kagame is poised to grace Kenya’s upcoming 7th annual national prayer breakfast as a guest speaker. This was revealed by a special committee of Kenyan legislators and business executives who organized the event, shortly after their meeting with the President at Urugwiro Village on Friday.
“We wrote to His Excellency last year inviting him to be the key speaker during our national prayer breakfast slated for May 30 this year and we came to follow up,” Kenyan Assistant Agriculture Minister Gideon Ndambuki said.
“Basically we’ve been sent by the committee to come and follow about our request and we’ve done very well. He has given us a positive response,” he said.
Accompanied by prominent Kenyan businessmen – Kenneth Wathome and Mugo Kibati and Sam Owen, a missionary and organiser of the National Prayer, Ndambuki stressed the reasons largely why Kagame’s presence was much sought was because they failed to have him with them last year because of a tight work schedule.
“We feel as a country, that your President has wisdom and he can share exactly what he has done in this country. He can tell us about reconciliation, he can talk to us about tribal matters,” he said, stressing that there were many things coming up in Kenya this year, including a constitutional review that required attention.
“We wanted him to come and set the tone for us to start all these things.”
The Kenyan official explained that the event is conducted by Members of Parliament and the business sector.
“We all come together on that particular day to try to remind ourselves the challenges ahead of us,” he said, explaining that it is “a date” which brings all sorts of people – the executive, parliament, judges, military, private sector – together to talk about their country.
The event is also attended by many other invited Heads of States.
“Normally, we have more than 25 countries represented during that day and I know this year we expect more,” Ndambuki said.