We had a great prayer public rally in Eldoret on Friday. We’ll attended, despite the fact that it was during working hours. The theme was that it’s time for peace to return to LD and for people to live together. The new mayor was in attendance. Repentance prayers were said by local pastors over the violence that has taken place in the North Rift. Jemimah Thiongo sang and was as usual, ‘Akisema Atakubariki’ was a great hit. There was a student’s music festival going on at the town hall as well and many of the students came to watch.
After that, we were on our buses and off to Kisumu. Took the Kapsabet route. Short stop at the Kapsabet town, where many homes and shops were burnt… Many of the IDP’s in Eldoret come from this area. You could still feel the tension in the air, and I was glad when we finally set off from there. After quite a bumpy ride, we were soon within the outskirts of Kisumu.