President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared Saturday, March 21, a National Prayer Day, as the country confirmed the fourth case of coronavirus.

The President, in a proclamation on Tuesday, said the prayers shall be led by religious leaders at State House, Nairobi, as the country seeks divine intervention during this difficult time.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said Wednesday that the fourth coronavirus case had been confirmed on a person who traveled in from London on Monday last week. Kagwe did not provide details of the patient but Capital FM understands that she is admitted to a private hospital in Nairobi.

President Kenyatta said as much as the Government has adopted stringent measures to curb the virus from spreading, Kenya shall use the day to seek for forgiveness and protection from God.

He urged Kenyans to pray at their homes on Saturday, due to restrictions imposed on crowd management to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

The president urged Kenyans to shun their differences and unite in praying so that the wrath of the virus can be lifted from ravaging the country.