Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has once again visited the mountain to pray.
This time however, the DP is praying and thanking God for the rain witnessed across the country.
“I took time to thank the almighty for his Grace and mercy for giving us rain after five consecutive failed seasons and the worst drought in 40 years,” said the DP.
The DP also prayed to God to give more rain and a bountiful harvest.
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In January, Gachagua trekked to Mt Kenya for prayers as senior government officials’ retreat was ongoing in Nanyuki, Laikipia county.
This happened during the four day cabinet retreat at the Fairmont Hotel in Nanyuki last week that was meant to evaluate the performance of the Kenya Kwanza administration.
“I went to the mountain because that is where it is quiet to cry to God to have mercy on our people… I‘m in pain that since I became the deputy president I have been to offices [of white men] borrowing food. As Kikuyus, we hate borrowing. I’m ashamed,” he said.
“I also went to the mountain to pray for rains and cry for our people acknowledging that God has blessed us with fertile lands and we are hardworking but we are laden with problems and there is no food… I prayed that God would forgive us and allow rain to pour for us to have enough food,” he added.