UPDATE : GOVERNMENT DECLARES THURSDAY A PUBLIC HOLIDAY

UPDATE : GOVERNMENT DECLARES THURSDAY A PUBLIC HOLIDAY

After continuous requests from Kenyans that one day be declared a public holiday because of Pope’s visit, it is now confirmed that Thursday will be a public holiday.

Uhuru Kenyatta at Nyayo Stadium  uliza

Uhuru Kenyatta at Nyayo Stadium

Government Spokesman revealed this statement through his twitter account by saying  :

“The Government has declared Thursday, 26th November a public holiday. “

Saying he was visiting Kenya and Uganda as a minister of the gospel, the Pope emphasised that he was bringing a “message of reconciliation, forgiveness and peace”.

Dear friends,” he said. “I send a word of greeting and friendship to you and your families.”

Saying he was visiting Kenya and Uganda as a minister of the gospel, the Pope emphasised that he was bringing a “message of reconciliation, forgiveness and peace”.

He urged Christians to open up their hearts, especially to the poor and those in need.

“I want to offer everyone a word of encouragement,” he said in the message prepared by Centro Televisivo Vaticano.

He called for mutual understand across all religions and for believers “to support each other as members of our one human family”.

He said the highlight of his visit will be his meeting with young people at the Kasarani Stadium and expressed hope that the youth will be part of a future of “hope, peace and progress”.

“I ask everyone to pray that my stay in Kenya and Uganda will be a source of hope and encouragement to all.”

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