DP Gachagua returns to Mt. Kenya, thanks God for rains
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua returned to the foot of Mt. Kenya early Saturday morning to pray and thank God for recent rains witnessed in most parts of the country this past week.
“Early this morning, I returned to the Mountain to thank God for the rains. I took time to give thanks to the Almighty for His Grace and Mercy in giving us rain after five failed consecutive seasons – the worst drought in 40 years,” he wrote on his official Twitter account.
Acknowledging the effects of drought on Kenyans, DP Gachagua noted that, in his prayers, he had prayed to God “to give us more rain and a bountiful harvest”.
“We have had five failed consecutive seasons. 5.3 million Kenyans are facing starvation. 2.5 million herds of cattle are dead and livelihoods have been destroyed and indeed the future looks bleek,” he noted.
The Deputy President said that a visit to the mountain was significant as it symbolised resilience in difficult times, referencing the fight for freedom from colonialists.
“This Mountain remains a symbol of resilience in difficult situations as this one where you are faced with the worst drought situation in the last 40 years. It is on the foot of this mountain that our freedom fighters took crude weapons with nothing but a panga and a resolve to remove colonialists from our land and restored our freedom,” he said.
DP Gachagua noted that he had also prayed for President William Ruto as the country’s leader.
“We want to take this opportunity to commit our leader President William Ruto in God’s hands, to give him wisdom, to give him good leadership so that he can continue on the journey of economic transformation that he has undertaken in earnest,” he said.
He was joined by Kieni MP Wainaina Njoroge and Nyandarua County Senator John Methu.