Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Friday morning trekked to Mt Kenya for prayers as senior government officials’ retreat is ongoing in Nanyuki, Laikipia county.
In a statement on Twitter, the DP said that the one-hour trek reminded him of the struggle for Kenya’s freedom.
“I woke up early this morning at 4 am to make a nostalgic journey to The Mountain. The one-hour trek that included crossing River Rikkia reminded me of the great struggle for our freedom,” he said.
“I took time to thank God for his mercy and kindness to the people of Kenya and for giving us the freedom we are now enjoying.”
Gachagua disclosed that he faced Mt Kenya and prayed for President William Ruto.
“Facing Mount Kenya, I prayed to ‘Mwene Nyaga’ to give good health and wisdom to our Great Leader President William Ruto as he embarks on the economic transformation of our nation and the restoration of the dignity of the Kenyan people. Mlima is calm, steady, and stoic na iko sawa,” he said.
Ruto and his senior government officials are currently on day two of the retreat.
The meeting brings together Cabinet secretaries, presidential advisers, and principal secretaries.
The four-day retreat is reviewing the steps the Kenya Kwanza administration has made in 100 days since assuming office and will plan.