Nairobi City Governor Mike Sonko on Wednesday treated Muslims in Nairobi to
the first ever Idd-Ul-Fitr hosted by a public figure at the City Hall.
Speaking at the event in Nairobi, Sonko said the event is a symbol of unity between Muslims and non-Muslims.
“The contribution by the Muslim community to this County and our Country at large cannot be disputed. For this reason, my government is proud to be associated with it,” said Sonko.
“We will be hosting this event every year because we are a united nation. Despite our differences in religion, political affiliations and even colour, we are all equal before God,” Sonko said.
Invited at the Event were Deputy President William Ruto and NASA co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka as a show of unity after the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Ruto who echoed Sonko’s words said, Muslims have done Kenya proud during the holy month of Ramathan by praying for peace and tranquility of the country.
“I would like to thank all who are on Saum, who prayed for the country.”
The Deputy president added that Jubilee is committed to work with Sonko in changing Nairobi to a better City.
“We are changing the face of Nairobi. It will not remain the same. I assure my brother Sonko that the government will work together with your County government to ensure Nairobi people get what they deserve,especially on matters of garbage collection,” said the DP.
“For now we are all Kenyans and we belong to one nation called Kenya.There should be no divisive politics. It is time to unite Kenyans,” He added.
On his Part, Kalonzo who defended Sonko on the issue of Garbage collection said this should be a collective issue adding that parayer has made Sonko a strong leader despite pressure from National Government.
“Nairobi contributes a lot to the growth of the country’s GDP. You have a better chance in running the City. About cleanness and on garbage collection, it’s a collective issue.That is why I salute Sonko for the war against corruption here in Nairobi. Let us all join hands to fight this vice in our country,” Said Musyoka.