Uhuru warns against misusing democracy to break the law

April 27, 2016 9:29 am
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President Kenyatta was speaking at State House, Nairobi, where he hosted some 10,000 Ukambani leaders and professionals to discuss the development of the lower Eastern region/PSCU
President Kenyatta was speaking at State House, Nairobi, where he hosted some 10,000 Ukambani leaders and professionals to discuss the development of the lower Eastern region/PSCU

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned politicians against misusing democracy to break the law.

Referring to Monday’s incident where CORD leaders attempted to storm IEBC offices at Anniversary Towers in Nairobi, President Kenyatta said the Constitution is clear on the procedures to be followed to disband the electoral body and no individual or group will be allowed to break the law in guise of exercising democratic rights.

Overview
  • The President asked several Cabinet Secretaries present at the meeting to brief the Ukambani leaders on the progress of development projects in the Lower Eastern region
  • The Cabinet Secretaries discussed billions worth of projects that their ministries were implementing from water, electricity and roads to health, land and ICT
  • Deputy President Ruto lauded the meeting, saying the journey to unite all Kenyans that he and President Kenyatta had embarked on in 2013 has moved a notch higher

“I respect democracy but I also took an oath to defend the Constitution and unlawful destruction of property as happened yesterday will not be allowed,” President Kenyatta said.

He urged leaders to exercise mature politics and avoid things that will disrupt peace and destruction of property.

“You can enjoy your freedom, exercise your democratic rights to hold meetings but do not break the law. We will not allow Kenya to go that route again,” the President said.

President Kenyatta was speaking at State House, Nairobi, where he hosted some 10,000 Ukambani leaders and professionals to discuss the development of the lower Eastern region.

The Ukambani leaders assured the President and Deputy President William Ruto of their total support.

The Head of State said leaders should focus on serving and improving the welfare of Kenyans instead of engaging in endless sideshows that are not of any benefit to the country.

“All Kenyans, irrespective of ethnic, political or religious background, expect their leaders to engage in development that will boost their lives. This is what we should devote our energies on,” President Kenyatta said.

He said the Jubilee Government had prioritised the development needs of all parts of the country without discrimination.

The President asked several Cabinet Secretaries present at the meeting to brief the Ukambani leaders on the progress of development projects in the Lower Eastern region.

The Cabinet Secretaries discussed billions worth of projects that their ministries were implementing from water, electricity and roads to health, land and ICT.

Deputy President Ruto lauded the meeting, saying the journey to unite all Kenyans that he and President Kenyatta had embarked on in 2013 has moved a notch higher.

“This means that after elections, it is possible for Kenyans to unite – irrespective of party affiliation – and work together to develop the country. I believe this is a new chapter of bringing all Kenyans together,” the Deputy President said.

Ukambani leaders led by Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua expressed their resolve to work with the Jubilee administration for the sake of development.

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