, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Deputy President-elect William Ruto on Monday joined President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta who is on a working holiday at the Coast.
A statement from the Presidential Press Service said that Ruto arrived at the Ukunda Airstrip, Kwale County shortly after 1pm.
He was received by Kwale County grassroots leaders and Coast Provincial Commissioner Samuel Kilele among other senior government officials.
President-elect Kenyatta and his family have been in the Coast since Saturday.
Kenyatta and his deputy have in the last two weeks – since being declared victors of the March 4 polls – been asking Kenyans to pray for peace and prosperity as the country awaits the outcome of a petition filed by their main challenger, Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Kenyatta and Ruto last week met delegations of religious leaders, business sector leaders and heads of constitutional commissions in Nairobi and said they would continue attending to their programmes as they await the outcome of the Supreme Court ruling.
Speaking during a thanksgiving church service held at Kisima Cha Neema Church in Mombasa on Sunday, the President-elect thanked religious leaders for leading the country in praying for peace in the period before, during and after the elections.
In Nairobi, Ruto urged Kenyans to pray for the country’s leadership as well as those who didn’t make it in the just concluded polls.
He argued leadership was ordained in heaven and appealed to their opponents to accept the outcome of the elections.
Addressing citizens in Diani, Kwale County, Kenyatta reassured that his government would serve all Kenyans without discrimination. The President-elect emphasised that he will form an all-inclusive government that will expedite delivery of services to wananchi.
He repeated his stance that elections are over and Kenyans should unite and develop the country.
“This country is for all of us and we should join hands and work together towards achieving our development objectives particularly creating jobs for the youth,” the President-elect said.
On his part, Nairobi Senator-elect Mike Sonko assured that the Jubilee government will deliver on all the promises it made to wananchi during the campaigns.
The Senator-elect said the government will address the problem of unemployment and also ensure that Kenyans, especially women, get efficient healthcare services.
During the campaigns, Kenyatta promised to create one million jobs every year during his first two years in office.