Nairobi Deputy Governor Ann Kananu hosted an Iftar dinner event to mark the end of Ramadhan for Muslim faithful at Charter hall.
The event was attended by leading National Government officials, Nairobi County Assembly Legislators led by Majority Leader Hassan Guyo, women leaders Rose Kula Cecilia Ayot, Nairobi County Islamic leaders, Nairobi County staff members, County Executives, acting Nairobi Secretary, KANU stalwarts Samuel Poghisio and Nick Salat and Former ICT Permanent Secretary Fatuma Hirsi, CAS’s Rachel Shebesh, Beatrice Elachi and Wavinya Ndeti, Major General Mohammed Badi.
She used event to call for tolerance among leaders as the country heads into an electioneering period
“Today, we come together in the spirit of compassion, tolerance and mutual respect. This is precisely the spirit that animates the Holy Month of Ramadan and the muslim faith. We desperately need that spirit today, particularly against the backdrop of the Covid- 19 pandemic which has turned our lives upside down leading to loss of lives of loved ones, livelihoods, businesses and jobs.”
She further added: “Today I read that, In Islam, there is a hadith that says “God helps the servant as long as the servant helps his brother. In other words, we’re summoned to serve and lift up one another. I want to urge all of us here today, have tolerance with one another; tolerance is what brings us together this evening to not only break bread but to also build bridges as sisters and brothers in faith.”
She reiterated her mission to ensure continued unity and partnership strengthening between Nairobi City County, Nairobi Metropolitan Services, various partners and National Government in her quest to ensure Nairobi residents receive prompt service delivery.
Various leaders who spoke including Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka and Cabinet Secretary, Gender Margaret Kobi, lauded the Acting Governor for continually reaching out to respective levels of Government and partners to continue enhancing Nairobi County’s relations with key sectors.