NAKURU, Kenya 2nd October 2015 – The inaugural Nakuru County Prayer Breakfast took place today bringing together leaders from various sectors in the county and around the country.
Governor Kinuthia Mbugua who was the patron of the event lauded the move saying that it is a big step in uniting the people of Nakuru.
He said that Unity in diversity is a more complex unity based on understanding that differences in social, culture, religious, ideological and political, enrich human interactions.
‘These differences enriches our socialization. Unity in diversity is the highest possible attainment of civilization, a testimony to the noblest possibilities of the human race,’ he said.
He however noted that interplay and diversity also brings about two serious challenges particularly in Nakuru County adding that Unity is not uniformity.
‘The challenge is to recognize and even promote genuine diversity to show people that being united does not necessarily mean doing and thinking in exactly the same way. Unity in Nakuru County can be our strength and this can bring development in all of our sectors in our county,’ he noted.
Other leaders present were Speaker of Nakuru County Assembly Susan Kihika, MPs David Gikaria- Nakuru East, Samuel Arama- Nakuru West, Jacob Macharia- Molo, Joseph Kiuna- Njoro, Kimani Ngunjiri- Bahati, Nelson Gaichohie- Subukia, Senators Lia Chelule, Paul Njoroge and Nakuru women representative Mary Mbugua.
The leaders all had a message of peace and harmony in Nakuru.
‘We want this to be a culture, we should be having such prayer breakfast every year and we are ready to support in any way,’ they said.
The event was organized by National Prayer Breakfast Nakuru Chapter, Nakuru Christian Professionals Association and Nakuru Church Elders Council and Nakuru county government.
The objective was to enhance unity and harmony under the theme, “FOSTERING UNITY IN DIVERSITY” towards the social and economic development of the county.
By Jackie Ruto