Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Security was tight as about 4,000 Garissa
town residents from various faiths led by Governor Nadhif Jama had a
prayer service for peace. There have been various attacks on residents
in Garissa town.
The special prayer session was held at the Garissa Primary School
grounds and was led by the Garissa chief Imam Sheikh Hassan Mohamed. It
was organised by the county government in collaboration with the county
commissioner's office and was attended by local leaders including
Garissa county commissioner Rashid Khator and MP Shukran Gure.
The Holy Quran was cited after which the Garissa Chief Imam prayed
for peace, stability, economic prosperity and security. Speaking during
the occasion, Governor Nadhif said the special prayer was intended to
seek God's intervention in the county's security challenges.
He said the insecurity menace is being propagated by people from
neighbouring Somalia and urged residents to identify the perpetrators to