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First Lady Mama Rachel Ruto urges The Church to support government development programmes

The First Lady, Mama Rachel Ruto, has called upon the church to join hands with the Government in educating Kenyans about the numerous opportunities offered by various development programs. She emphasised the importance of collaboration between the Church and the Government to ensure the success of these initiatives.

Addressing attendees at the 10th Annual Nyeri County Prayer Breakfast held at the Nyeri Golf Club, Mama Rachel Ruto highlighted the significance of the church in nation-building, describing it as a beacon of hope and a force for good in society. She acknowledged the pivotal role played by the Church in running schools, hospitals, and various community programs.

In her speech, Mama Rachel Ruto outlined several Government programs aimed at uplifting communities and improving livelihoods. These include the Women Enterprise Fund, Hustler Fund, Affordable Housing program, ongoing digitisation of Government services, and the Presidential Landscape and Ecosystem Restoration Strategy, which aims to plant 15 billion trees by 2032.

The theme of the prayer breakfast, “Season of Divine Establishment,” resonated with participants as they came together with a shared purpose of seeking God’s guidance and blessings for Nyeri County and the nation as a whole.

Adding to the discussion, H.E. Pastor Dorcas Rigathi, the spouse of the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, stressed the importance of safeguarding the future of children and young people, particularly from the scourge of drug abuse.

The event was attended by various dignitaries including H.E. Mutahi Kahiga, Governor of Nyeri County; Hon. Duncan Mathenge, Member of Parliament for Nyeri Town Constituency; Hon. John Kaguchia, Member of Parliament for Mukuwerini; members of the Nyeri Ecumenical Council of Bishops and clergy; as well as officials from Nyeri County.

The call for collaboration between the Church and the Government echoes a sentiment of unity and shared responsibility in driving forward the development agenda for the betterment of all Kenyans.