Author Country :Kenya Genre Type :True Story Location :Yala, Kenya Year of Publication :/ Publication : African Christian Studies June, 2008 Sub Theme :Peace/Peacemaking/War/Violence, Prayer, Politics/ Author Name :Fr. Joseph G. Healey, M.M./ Author City :Yala
During a meeting of the St. Jude South Small Christian Community (SCC) near the main highway going to Uganda in Yala Parish in Kisumu Archdiocese, Kenya in March, 2008 the members reflected on the Gospel passage from John 20:23: "If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." Speaking from the heart one Luo man emotionally asked the SCC members to pray for him. He said: "Pray for me to forgive President Mwai Kibaki." During the post election crisis period in Kenya he said that every time he saw the Kikuyu president on TV he got upset and angry and so he needed healing. The other SCCs members were deeply touched and feelingly prayed for him. He said that he felt peaceful again.