Luo Nation still hurting after 2022 elections;Clergy hold one week prayers


Clergy from across the Six Counties of Nyanza Region to hold one week prayers at the Onunga ground/Photo Wycliffe Odera

By Wycliffe Odera


Over 3,000 religious leaders and faithfuls from Nyanza have converged in Kisumu for a week long prayer and fasting session to close the year and pray for the Luo Nation.


The prayers that kicked off on Monday morning at Salem centre and the famous Kenya breweries grounds in Obunga estate are also meant to pray for the community after the lost bid to President in the last august 9 general elections.


Speaking at the prayer grounds, the convener Bishop Phoebe Onyango, said it is a moment for the community to turn to God for guidance.


She said they had noticed that many people were still hurting from the post election aftermath and it is time for the clergy to come together and pray together for the sake of unity in diversity, healing, and reconciliation.


Bishop Onyango disclosed that the Nyanza interdenominational churches had come together to hold the prayers considering the community’s spiritual needs.


Tagged as the Nyanza religious revival, Bishop Onyango urged the Luo Nation to retreat to God and pray for divine healing.


She said they will pray for Kenya, and the entire Luo Nation, and called for peace, love and unity.


Bishop Evans Aoko, who is the chair Kusumu County clergy called on the locals to take advantage of the moment to recollect and pray for the nation.


He said the conference will run from today  through to Sunday.


Celebrated Tanzania musician Christina Shusho will be the  chief guest during the prayers.


The event has attracted hundreds of clergy from six counties of Nyanza including, Kisumu, Siaya,


Migori, Homabay, Nyamira and Kisii couty.

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