Thursday, 13 September 2012

Kenyan Religious leaders tour Jerusalem

Church leaders touring Jerusalem

A Church in Jerusalem

Church leaders drawn from Federation of Evangelical and Indigenous Christian Churches of Kenya (FEICCK) led by their Chairman Bishop Joseph Methu who are on a 12 days Pilgrimage tour of Egypt and Israel toured Jerusalem on Thursday, September 13.

Bishop Methu
Through an sms from the holy City, Bishop Methu said that they prayed for a peaceful general election to be held next year which will see the ushering in of Kenya`s 4th President after the end of the term of President Kibaki.

The 16 religious leaders departed from Nairobi on Saturday, September 08 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).

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 were among those in the entourage.
In an interview earlier before the Religious leaders left, Bishop Methu said that their trip was to focus, pray and intercede for a peaceful general election next year as he said that without prayers the East African tiger Nation, Kenya could 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.

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