By KENAN MIRUKA???
Mr Magara who launched his bid one week ago, received the boost when he attended prayers at Omogenda Seventh Day Adventist Church at the weekend.
Elders, including six of his rivals in the 2010 South Mugirango by election, resolved to back the politician affiliated to the G7 Alliance.
Under the umbrella of South Mugirango Unity Forum (Somu) elders, including Abaga Sagero, Rashid Miyonga, Joshua Ondora and Ezekiel Okengo — all parliamentary aspirants in the 2009 South Mugirango by election — flanked Magara at the ceremony.
“As you chart your political path, it is important to put reconciliation and peaceful campaigns in the forefront. Let us match our words with our actions,” said pastor Vincent Moronge who led the prayers.
Somu chairman Christopher Gori said local leaders had resolved to join hands and campaign for Magara.
Magara exuded confidence that he will emerge victorious in the race for the seat against ministers Chris Obure and Prof Sam Ongeri.
“I have come for your prayers and blessings in this daunting task. The spirit of reconciliation and peace displayed by area leaders will see us set the pace in the county. I will serve all with faithfulness having learnt lessons from my by election loss,” said Magara.
He added: “I know the post of senator is difficult to clinch but with the support of elders and prayers by religious leaders, everything is possible.”