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Thousands of pilgrims troop to Komarock Shrine for prayers

Thousands of Catholic faithful on Saturday, thronged the Komarock Shrine in Kangundo, Machakos County, for the annual pilgrimage prayers.

Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti (second left) during the annual pilgrimage prayers at Komarock Shrine in Kangundo, Machakos. Photo by Roselyne Kavoo

The pilgrims from all walks of life gathered for the day-long prayers led by Machakos Diocese Bishop Norman King’oo.

Governor Wavinya Ndeti was among the key leaders who attended the prayers.

In his homily, Bishop King’oo called for patience and tolerance from Kenyans during these tough economic times.

“I call on Kenyans not to be quick to anger. When we become upset, we may end up making mistakes that can destroy the country,” said Bishop King’oo.

He also called on Kenyans to pray for the country as it navigates the harsh economic times.

Bishop King’oo urged leaders to crusade for the rights of Kenyans through the existing structures of governance.

The Prelate noted that elected leaders have a responsibility to safeguard the rights and interests of Kenyans, especially during these times when many households were hurting.

“Kenyans are looking up to the leaders they elected because they are their representatives, and they should not let things get out of hand,” said Rt. Rev. King’oo.

He called on the government to fast-track the process of providing affordable and quality healthcare, noting that the majority of Kenyans seeking health care services were suffering.

Governor Wavinya pledged to fulfil the promises she made during the electioneering period.

“I will also run my government in a transparent way and ensure prudent utilisation of resources,” Wavinya said.

By Roselyne Kavoo

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