Atheists In Kenya Society

National Prayer Day Is Waste Of Taxpayers Money

We are opposed to the National Prayer Day announced by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua yesterday which is set to take place on Sunday, February 12th, 2023. The Kenya Kwanza administration should stop wasting taxpayers’ money on such events and concentrate on delivering its campaign promises including tackling high unemployment levels and improving the economy.  

The Kenya Kwanza administration should stop deceiving us with the notion that if we pray to God, then Kenyan youth will get jobs, Kenya will recover economically or even the drug problem amongst the youth will end.


Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Thursday announced they have organized a national prayer day for youths to shun drugs and help the country recover economically. In a tweet on Thursday, the DP said the prayer service will be held on Sunday, February 12.

Gachagua made the revelations after meeting Governors from the Rift Valley Region who called on him to brief me ahead of national prayers for our nation as the hosts.

He said the prayers will be a thanksgiving to God for a peaceful election and smooth transition.

“Religious leaders will also lead the nation in praying for rains. Prayers will be offered for a fast economic recovery as well as for saving our youth from illicit brews and drug abuse,” Gachagua said in a tweet.

The Kenyan Kwanza administration wants to hide its inability to fulfill its promises in prayer. Even as Kenyans struggle with the high cost of living, the President and his Deputy would rather declare a National Day of Prayer.

Article 8 of the Constitution 2010 states:

There shall be no state religion.

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