Church leaders drawn from Federation of Evangelical and Indigenous Christian Churches of Kenya (FEICCK) led by their Chairman Bishop Joseph Methu will be making a 12 days Pilgrimage tour of Egypt and Israel.
Confirming the tour Bishop Methu said that they will be departing from Nairobi next Saturday, September 08 and the number of Church leaders heading to the two countries are 16 with the oldest among them being 84 years old former Mau Mau and Kenyan freedom fighter Kimani Mbitiro of the African Independent Pentecostal Church of Kenya (AIPCK).
``Their will also be one woman Church leader Pastor Margaret Peter of the Bethel House of Prayer Church of Nakuru and six Maasai Church leaders from Kajiado and Narok counties who will be accompanying us,``said Bishop Methu during a brief interview at a Nairobi hotel.
The Bishop added that their trip will focus, pray and intercede for a peaceful general election next year as he said that without prayers this country can find itself in the awkward situation of the 2007/08 after the disputed Presidential election which saw nearly 1 500 people killed and more than 500 000 people uprooted from their homes.
There was bitter rivalry between supporters of President Mwai Kibaki in the Party of National Unity (PNU) and those of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) candidate Mr.Raila Amolo Odinga now the Prime Minister in the coalition Government.
Bishop Methu said that from next year in which the second trip will be in April will see 50 Christians drawn from Church leadership and devoted Christians travelling to the two countries and they will make the festival an annual one.