Fri. Nov 15th, 2019

President Kenyatta condoles with former President Moi at his Kabarak home

President Uhuru Kenyatta condoles with former President Daniel Moi and Baringo County Senator Gideon Moi at their family home in Nakuru County Image: PSCU

PSCU and SHABAN MWAJABE

President Uhuru Kenyatta has visited the former President Daniel Arap Moi to personally convey his condolences following the death of his son, Jonathan Toroitich, at the latter’s Kabarak home.

On arrival at the former President’s home in Nakuru County on Monday (April 22, 2019), the Head of State was received by Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, signed the condolences book before proceeding for a private meeting with the retired President. 

The President condoled with the bereaved family and assured them of his full support during this difficult period of mourning. He paid tribute to the late Jonathan Moi, describing him as his friend and brother.

Meanwhile, Christians have been urged to make use of the Easter to pray for the nation over the rise of the cost of living and heinous acts of killings that are being reported daily in the country.

Presiding over an Easter mass at a Catholic church in Kwale, Reverend Father Alison Mativo said that citizens must unite and pray for Kenya as it needs spiritual assistance.

He added that there is need for people to adhere to proper religious teachings so as to free themselves from evil deeds.

The priest warned that deserting God’s command and neglecting the readings of the Holy Scripts was what made people go astray in their worldly lives.

“In most cases, families that abandon the ways of the Holy Cross experience endless predicaments and torture because they have diverted from the way of God,” he said.

Father Mativo expressed his disappointment that most Christians will celebrate Easter in clubs and discos instead of joining others in prayers and commemorating the dying and resurrection of Christ in their worship areas.

“Prayer is the door that leads one to positive life that influences others to do the same and remember God on whatever they do in their lives,” he added.

Worshippers such as Ms Marcelo Mdee says Easter which comes after Catholics’ lent period is a time for reflection and repentance of sin while reexamining one’s previous life through prayers and fasting.

Another Catholic Andrea Masai says he is happy to have joined all other Catholics in the world in marking such a significant day like Easter calling on people to respect human life as God given.

At the same time, most hotels and entertainment joints reported booming business during the Easter festivity while the security agents reporting minimal criminal incidents in the Coast region.

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