President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on Muslim faithful to remember less fortunate or vulnerable as they commence the Holy Month of Ramadan.
In his goodwill message to the Muslims, he said that is in line with the spirit of Ramadan.
“Let us use this period to remember the less fortunate in society.At the end, we shall stand before the Almighty for judgement and reward for our deeds and misdeeds” he said.
While noting that this time round the Holy Month of Ramadan comes at unusual circumstances following COVID-19 pandemic,President Kenyatta stated that the whole world stands united against the invisible enemy of illness brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
He called on Kenyans from all denominations to continue praying for the nation during this challenging times.
“The Holy Month of Ramadan is an important period of reflection, fasting and prayer for ourselves, our loved ones and our nation by our Muslim brothers and sisters. In solidarity with them, I urge all Kenyans of various faiths and denominations to join in reflection and prayer for our beloved nation during these challenging times” he said.
He added that, “As has been said before, if we behave normally in this period, this disease will treat us abnormally. We must therefore do what we have always done as Kenyans and that is to adapt for our survival. We must change our behavior by avoiding large gatherings, regularly wash our hands with soap and water, and maintain social distancing”.
The head of state also using the opportunity to commend the doctors,nurses, clinical officers, researchers, emergency teams and indeed, all our front-line personnel for their selfless service in combating the Coronavirus pandemic.
“As I wish you all a blessed Ramadan, let me also thank all our doctors, nurses, clinical officers, researchers, emergency teams and indeed, all our front-line personnel for their selfless service in combating the Coronavirus pandemic. May God’s peace, favor and grace be with you” he said.