“Everyone has their rights guaranteed in our constitution and they should be safeguarded. Everybody has a right and we want to protect that right so that our children can grow as confident people who understand that their faith is their right,” the President said.
He commended the Akurinu church for being at the forefront in spreading the gospel, noting that since its inception in 1922, the church has grown its membership to 1.5 million.
The President further applauded the church’s leadership for promoting education and spearheading various development activities that have been part and parcel of the country’s socio-economic growth.
“You have a generation which not only preaches the gospel but also practises different professions in various fields of human development. Some are doctors, engineers, civil servants, police officers and lawyers among others.
“As we celebrate 100 years, we say thank you to God. Thank you to all who began this journey and we pray that just as the Bible has been handed over from an elder who recently celebrated 100 years of birth to a young person, we trust that this gospel will continue for another 100 years,” President Kenyatta said.
During the ceremony, President Kenyatta announced the appointment of various leaders of the Akurinu Church to public institutions.
The ceremony under the theme: “Celebrating Our Heritage-Inspiring our Future” was also attended by several leaders including Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance Presidential candidate Raila Odinga, his running mate Martha Karua, and several senior Government officials.