Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) held its annual student’s prayer service for the year 2022 on Wednesday, March 23 March to give thanks to God whilst seeking His continued protection and blessing on the entire student community.
The JKUAT Chaplaincy organized event christened ‘Thanksgiving’ is an important interactive forum for students and the University Management.
In his opening remarks, the university chaplain, Rev. Dr. John Karihe while welcoming the students to the prayer service urged on the importance of unity when seeking interventions for problems facing the University and for everyone offering themselves to the Almighty.
On her part, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Ngumi appreciated the service organizers mostly the students as it was a sign that they were ready to commit their lives and studies to God. She further noted forgiving one another is essential in uniting the University fraternity emphasizing its significance in ‘strengthening our focus on what we can do together as the JKUAT fraternity’.
“Unity always ensures that whatever we focus on, we do with integrity, professionalism and also ensure we shun corruption, drug abuse among others,” she adviced.
While giving her speech, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) in charge of Research, Production and Extension (RPE) Prof. Mary Abukutsa summarized her remarks into six spiritual laws (Gratitude, Humility, Optimism, Generosity, Forgiveness and Sacrife) and urged the students to always works as a team so as to achieve their own personal goals and assist the university to achieve its goals as well.
Thanking the management for having graced the service, Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) President Mr. Mark Thiongo urged his fellow students to always pray for the whole higher education system alongside the management, professors and to be transformed in Christ’s presence.
“We must stand together and pray in unity until we see God’s Kingdom awakened and established in this generation,” he said.
Also in attendance were Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) Prof. Bernard Ikua, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) Prof. Robert Kinyua, Principal College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (COANRE), Dean of students Prof. Fridah Wanzala, Bishop Geofrey Gichuki.