On Tuesday, February 14th, Kenya will be led in national prayers by First Lady Rachel Ruto at the Nyayo National Stadium. This event, called the National Solemn Assembly, will be attended by religious leaders and members from various denominations.
The National Altar, established by the first lady at the State House, has announced that the prayers will take place from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event will address pressing issues faced by Kenyans, including the ongoing drought, hunger, and rising cost of living.
Interestingly, this event falls on the same day as Valentine’s Day, a day celebrated by lovers around the world.
The first lady’s “divine” wing of the State House will first hold interdenominational prayers in Nakuru on Sunday, February 12th. This event was attended by President William Ruto, his deputy Rigathi Gachagua, Nakuru governor Susan Kihika, Cabinet Secretaries, and other high-ranking state officials and politicians.
Since taking office, President Ruto has made prayer a significant part of his administration, including holding early prayers in the State House, breaking the existing protocol.