Kenya: Christian president seeks God’s covering for nation


by Melissa Nordell & Mark Ellis

President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta
President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya has been a nation struggling with issues that have tried to divide it, with Islamic terrorists killing Christians with increasing frequency. Muslims have tried to shut down Christian gatherings and houses of worship, especially near the country’s borders with Somalia.

Prior to the past presidential election, March 4, 2013, “there has been great opposition from the Islamic agenda against the Christian Church,” says Dr. Sammy Ngaho, founder and president of Ngaho International Ministries. “Through much prayer and faith all over the country, all resistance is coming down,” Dr. Ngaho says.

 “The election in March was the first peaceful election in over 50 years — with no bloodshed,” he notes. “This is all because of what God did to answer prayer as we had very organized prayer across the entire country. Every county was fasting and praying. Every county was formally dedicated to God and an altar to God was planted there as well.”

“The president of Kenya who was elected that March, Uhuru Kenyatta, and the deputy president, William Ruto,  are both true believers,” says Dr. Ngaho. “And they declared that Kenya is a Christian nation one month ago in a speech at Kenya’s 11th annual National Prayer Breakfast.”

At the breakfast, President Kenyatta declared, “It is said that prayer is to the soul what food is to the body.  This is indeed true.   On a personal level, I am convinced that there is nothing more valuable than praying to God, for prayer unites us with our Creator.”

“This National Prayer Breakfast is unique as it is the first one in our Jubilee year.  As we celebrate our Jubilee anniversary this year, let us profess that it will be our year of restoration, renewal and repentance in the spirit of the Biblical year of Jubilee.”

He also asked his nation to repent of their sins. “As we come before the Almighty God in prayer, I call upon Kenyans to seek forgiveness and repent for our wrong doing. Let us also forgive one another and pray for reconciliation and healing in our country.  I urge Kenyans to remember that we are all equal in the eyes of God, and we must forge ahead as one, united people.”

As President Kenyatta considered enormous challenges facing the country, he said, “I would like to assure all Kenyans that we are determined to deal with any internal and external threats to our peace and security.  However, as we endeavor to deal with these challenges, let us also remember the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 127 that “except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”

“Thirdly, let us all pray to God for our daily bread, for the adequate sustenance of each and every one of us.  There are many of our people who live below the poverty line and others who are unemployed and have no secure means of earning a livelihood.  As Christians, we have a duty to these people.”

Dr. Ngaho is grateful for a president who openly reflects an eternal perspective. “We are just thanking God for what He has done in our nation,” says Dr. Ngaho.  Dr Ngaho  is also responsible for launching a Bible school, boy’s home and feeding program in Nairobi and Nakuru, Kenya as well as in Durban, South Africa.


  1. I want to congratulate you for publishing such an experience to help any christians within Africa who are struggling with religious matter, almost Islam.
    I reside in Cameroon after I left my country the Central African Republic. My people needs this kind of prayer the president of Kenya has organized to forgive one another and pray for reconciliation and healing in our country, and convince people to remember that we are all equal in the eyes of God, and we must forge ahead as one, a united people. Pray for my country the Central African Republic.

  2. I will pray with you for God to cover Kenya , and to bring many to Himself as this bold , new leader, professing faith in the wonderful Word of God , and giving allegience to the Savior Who died and rose again that all Kenyans may receive Him as their personal Savior.

  3. Amen to the previous posts. I rejoice in our gracious God and that he LOVES to heed the cries of his people, that he is faithful and wise, and truly putting our trust in Him is what He asks for in the first place. Blessings and honor and more blessings and healing and fulness and OVERFLOW to Kenyans, in the Mighty Name of Yeshua Jesus Christ.

  4. I pray that Muslims in Kenya may feel a great freedom to become Christian, following their hearts, without fear, under the leadership of Kenyatta. May Kenya be a light to all African nations, to the glory of God.

    • Dear Margaret–I stand with you in your prayer. I, also pray for the Muslim community in Kenya; That they will have the courage the seek the love of God who truly loves them. I pray that all Christians in Kenya will love all the Muslim people in Kenya, and pray for those extremists whose only desire is to destroy. Remember, the words of Jesus; “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” God bless you dearly. Ron.

  5. At least there is one leader amongst all the nations who professes to follow the Creator of the universe and speaks boldly of forgiveness and charity. I hope the man is sincere. We’re commanded to pray for our leaders and for our nation, the whole of the world in fact. May peace come soon, may the Prince of peace come quickly, His name is Yahushua HaMashiach, King of Kings and Master of Masters, serving His Most High Father, Yahweh, King of the Universe.

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