Lenku assures Kenyans of enhanced security ahead of Saba Saba rallies

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku assured Kenyans of their security during the planned Saba Saba rallies (file)

By Beatrice Gatonye

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku  has assured Kenyans of enhanced security during the Saba Saba rallies scheduled for Monday.

Lenku has also called on Kenyans to ignore claims by the opposition that Monday is a Public holiday and instead go ahead with their normal activities, sentiments that were shared by Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero.

He spoke as religious leaders met at the historic Uhuru Park Grounds to pray for the nation ahead of the Saba Saba rallies, amid reports tension is rife in parts of the country.

Religious leaders resolved to seek divine intervention with only one day remaining to the much talked about Saba Saba rallies slated for this Monday.

The national prayers that were held at the historic Uhuru Park Grounds were organized by the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya in conjunction with the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

The prayers whose theme was May We Dwell In Unity were dominated by endless please to political leaders to move with speed and cool off the rising political temperatures in the country.

In what appears an indication the country is faced with a raft of challenges, every religious leader present was given a thematic area to pray for.

As religious leaders led Kenyans in praying for the nation, their counterparts in Kitui broke ranks with them and called on the Jubilee government to loosen its hard-line stance and embrace national dialogue.

The CORD coalition maintains the planned Saba Saba rallies will go on as planned.