President Uhuru Kenyatta has today given a bag of goodies to the Akorino Church during their 100 year anniversary held at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi.
The President criticised principals of schools who discriminate on children who are members of the Akorino Church who wear the Akorino turban and said that the constitution allows the Akorino and members of other religion children to dress as per the dictates of their religious faith.
The President thanked the Akorino for walking with him from when he began his political journey and vowed to continue walking with them.
The encouraged the Akorino to get involved in President used the occasion to announce various members of the Akorino Church to state appointments as follows;
1.Mr. David Kiarie Mburu Chairman of Tea Board of Kenya,
2 Akorino Secretary General Mr. Abraham Macharia Jeremiah Prince Board member of the Postal Corperation of Kenya,
3. Mr. Samuel Thiongo Mwangi who is also a member Interfaith Council – Chairman National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority.
4. Ms Juliet Njeri Mwangi board member of the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.
The President also announced his personal donation of Kshs 11 million shillings to the Akorino Church and donated 5 acres of land worth Kshs. 100 million in Naivasha to enable them build a conference facility.
The President was accompanied by Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua. Both Raila and Karua also spoke to the audience.