The 2nd annual prayer day event kicked off at Chepareria Primary School, bringing together leaders from across political and religious sphere.
Prof. John Lonyangapuo, who joined hundreds of residents in observing the day, said that the event gives leaders and residents an opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to God, while dedicating the county to divine protection.
“We are all gathered here today to worship and give thanks to our Lord for thus far. Religion is the backbone of our morals and values, and that is why we have set aside this day to continue reaffirming our commitment to God,” said the Governor.
The event themed ‘Seeking God’s Face for the Prosperity of West Pokot County,’ sought to enhance unity and reconciliation across the county and political divide.
Rev. Douglas Jiveti who led the prayers called on the leaders of West Pokot and the country as a whole, to continue embracing religion as it unites and guides humankind.
“Everything else is fleeting but the word and guidance of God is permanent. Let us continue seeking God’s face as we endeavour to uplift our county and country.” Said Rev. Jiveti.
Baringo Deputy Governor Jacob Chepkwony, who attended the prayer on behalf of his governor, hailed the move by the county to hold annual prayer day event, pointing out that it is critical for those in leadership to recognize God.
“West Pokot County is on a path to prosperity, and this should be emulated by other counties across the nation,” maintained the Hon. Chepkwony.
Touching on the issue of border insecurity, Senator Samuel Poghisio called on leaders from neighbouring counties to join prayer day events as the leaders seek for ways to end perennial conflicts.
The event was also observed across all wards in the county, led by the various ward administrators.
Among leaders present were; Deputy Governor Jacob Chepkwony- Baringo County, Senator Samuel Poghisio, Women Representative Lilian Tomitom, MCAs among other county officials.