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Churches hold inter-denominational prayers in Eldoret

Members of the clergy from different churches in Eldoret, Thursday, held inter-denominational prayers, to thank and consecrate Uasin Gishu County and its entire leadership to God.

The inter-faith prayer service was to give thanks to God, for the peace that prevailed in the region before, during and after the August 9th General Election, despite the county being identified as one of the hot spot areas in the country.

In a church service presided over by the African Inland Church (AIC) Eldoret Diocese Bishop, Luka Mayo, the County Administration comprising of the Governor, his Deputy, the County Executives (CECs), Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) and also the County Commissioner and the Judiciary arm of government, were dedicated to the Lord, to enable them execute their mandate in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of Kenya.

The entire leadership was called upon to uphold the principles of accountability, transparency and responsibility, in order to promote service delivery to the citizens.

“Journeying with God in every undertaking is key, as one religious family in Eldoret, we have decided to put aside our differences and come together to give God thanks, for the gift of peace and to dedicate this County of champions to His hands,” said Mayo.

Call for prayers over increased crime cases, drug and alcohol abuse among the youth dominated the stage as the members of the inter-religious council, complained that the future generation had been captured by the ‘evils’ of alcohol and drug abuse.

The Eldoret Deliverance Church Bishop, George Gichana, who presided over the consecration session, urged Uasin Gishu Governor, Jonathan Chelilim, to ensure peaceful environment to attract investors, in order to spur development in Eldoret, which is in the stages of attaining city status.

“As I speak of morality, accountability, transparency, you hold the destiny of this County and you are capable of discharging your mandate to make Uasin Gishu the county to watch,” Gichana interceded.

Governor Chelilim lauded the move by the members of the clergy to dedicate the County to God as echoed the words by bishop Gichana to spur development in the county.

Chelilim reiterated his Administration’s commitment to promote development through safeguarding the transition of Eldoret into a city by ensuring fulfilment of all the requisite requirements for city status like infrastructural facilities including roads, street lighting, markets, fire stations, waste disposal and others.

“We are planning to upgrade Eldoret town to a city, which comes with a lot of benefits, like more investors, increased job opportunities for the youth, high end infrastructure, high budgetary allocation from the national government and as well improved own source revenue,” said Chelilim.

The Governor noted that his Administration has been keen to ensure a secure and peaceful business environment to enable traders conduct their activities in a more conducive atmosphere.

By Ekuwam Sylvester

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