Candidates seeking elective seats thronged churches across the country ahead of Tuesday’s hotly contested general election.

With curtains falling on the official campaign season Saturday, the candidates sought divine intervention among them the two frontrunners in the August 9 presidential election.

Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate, Martha Karua Sunday joined the Christian faithful at the KICC for interdenominational prayers for the country.

They were accompanied by their immediate families and top principals led by Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka.

During the special prayers, the leaders and the clergy urged Kenyans to maintain peace during and after the polls.

We feel very privileged to participate in this special prayer. We want a peaceful country where no life should be lost. We want to see this country united. You’re a Kenyan first before you become a member of your ethnic community” Raila appealed.

Deputy President William Ruto who is leading the Kenya Kwanza Coalition worshipped at Jesus Teaching Ministry in Kayole, Nairobi County with ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi. Other hopefuls are Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Johnson Sakaja, Kimani Ichungwah, Millicent Omanga, Njoroge Muchiri, Francis Mureithi among others.