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Governor Prof. John Lonyangapuo on Saturday led West Pokot County residents in observing County Prayer Day which was held at Makutano Stadium. The County Chief was joined by the senator Samuel Poghisio, MP Mark Lomunokol, The First Lady Dr. Mary Lonyangapuo, delegates from Uganda, County Assembly Speaker Catherine Mukenyang, West Pokot, Baringo and Trans-Nzoia MCAs, CECs and other county government executives. During his speech at the event, Prof. Lonyangapuo pointed out that it was important for the people of West Pokot to put God first for the prosperity of the county. He added that, the county prayer which will be held every first weekend of June will be an opportunity for the county to respect on the progress it has made and unify communities. “This is a phenomenal day in our county. We’re fulfilling a promise we made to ourselves last year to put God first in everything we do. It’s important for us as a people to identify the place of God in our lives.” Said the governor. He also mentioned that the county will realize more development if the peace being experienced in the county and along the border persists. The event themed “Seeking God’s Face”, which was one of its kind, saw thousands of this county’s residents attend the prayer ceremony with a sermon being led by Dr. Bishop Julius Atsango. First Lady Dr. Lonyangapuo termed the event as “the greatest initiative” that the county has come up with, so far. She said that prosperity will only be experienced by nations that put God first. “We want to change our narrative as a county, and that will only happen if we let God guide our leadership, our people, our county,” she said. West Pokot senator Samuel Poghisio echoed the first lady’s sentiments while pointing out on the need for leaders to unite. He emphasized on the need for leaders across the entire political divide to put up a united front in order to change the image of the county. West Pokot County Assembly was represented by the Speaker Catherine Mukenyang who said that the assembly is fully in support of the prayer day initiative. The event was the first edition of the county prayer day, and it will be held annually.

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