Parliament is to host the 17th National Prayer breakfast, which is slated for 8 October, 2015. The Prayer Breakfast, which will run under the theme “The Joy of Serving Others”, will be graced by the Vice-President of Kenya, H.E. William Ruto, who is the keynote speaker.
While addressing a press conference on Thursday, 10 September 2015, the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, said the event will attract national, religious and traditional leaders including members of the diplomatic corps and foreign dignitaries.
“The national prayer breakfast intends to remind legislators and leaders all over the country of their roles in their respective capacities of making laws and implementing them,” the Speaker said. She added that the event also intends to encourage spiritual growth, brotherhood as well as seeking God’s guidance.
The Speaker said the event has been effective in promoting togetherness across the nation, which has been evident in the growing number of dignitaries who attend the Prayer Breakfast.
“When these prayers started in 1997, we had about 20 people attending, however, this year we expect over 1,500 guests,” explained Hon. Tim Lwanga, one of the event organisers.
Honourable Benson Obua-Ogwal said the prayer breakfast will also focus on praying for the nation to remain united so that it does not plunge into chaos during the forthcoming elections.
The National Prayer Breakfast is held annually every 8th of October before the National Independence Day celebrations. His Excellency, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, is the Chief Guest.