Religious leaders in Narok County Sunday held a thanksgiving prayer service after a peaceful campaigns and elections in the county.
The prayer rally was led by Anglican Churches of Kenya (ACK) Arch Bishop Dr. Jackson Ole Sapit and brought together all the elected leaders and those who were aspiring for various seats in the elections.
Among the elected leaders present were Governor Samuel Tunai, Women Representative Soipan Tuya, MPs Gedion Konchella (Kilgoris), Ken Aramat (Narok East) and Korei Lemain (Narok South).
Gubernatorial losers present were Former Narok West MP Patrick Ntutu and Former ICT Principal Secretary (PS) Joseph Ole Tiampati.
ArchBishop Sapit challenged all leaders in the county to put their political differences aside and unity for the sake of development.
We all have to walk together whether we lost or won. If you leaders want to make this county great, you should not walk alone but include everybody in your administration, Bishop Sapit said.
ArchBishop asked all the communities living in Narok to work hard to build the economy of the county as lazy people will drag the county behind.
A county that is always importing things from other counties because its citizens are lazy will remain poor and will not go far, he said.
The religious leader also challenged all elected leaders to ensure they improved the livelihood of their people by initiating meaningful projects that will benefit all.
You are leaders of all people regardless of whether they elected you or not, you have to love everyone and give all a chance to work in your administration if they have the qualifications, he said.
Governor Tunai on his part vowed to work with the church saying it had played a great role in restoring the broken relationship among various aspirants in the concluded elections.
The church has helped us to forgive one another and come together today to pray for our county, I promise to support the body of Christ because I am a Christian, he said.
Tunai who is serving his second time invited those who lost in the elections to his administration to implement the vision they had for the county.
I have no personal grudge with any politician, I invite all of you to work to uplift the standards of our great county, said Tunai.
Both Ntutu and Musuni congraturated Tunai for retaining his seat and promised to support his administration in the next five years.
Source: Kenya News Agency