, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 21- President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again expressed his intent to reunite Kenyans and ensure that they live together in harmony, especially after the March 4 General Election that seemed to have particularly divided the country between supporters of his Jubilee government and those of the CORD alliance.
He said that he was keen on bringing Kenyans together irrespective of their tribe, colour, creed or culture.
The Head of State was speaking on Saturday evening when he hosted members of the Muslim community to the Iftar Dinner at State House.
“We invited you here as Kenyans who should be respected and who should get just treatment. You are here as Kenyans; not as guests so you have a right to be here and to be served just like any other Kenyan,” he told members of the Muslim community.
He also urged Kenyans to work together and forget about politics for a minute so as to focus on creating cohesion and fostering peace.
The President also donated two million shillings to help disadvantaged Muslims buy the necessary basic requirements during the holy month.
“And I would like to ask you as leaders of our country, regardless of your tribe, colour and creed, come let us work together in building and fostering peace in this country. I have no doubt that if we succeed, all Kenyans shall succeed,” he argued.
On his part, the Deputy President William Ruto reiterated the Government’s commitment to ensuring that peace and security were guaranteed to every Kenyan.
He however, observed that all Kenyans must be involved in supporting the Government efforts in maintaining peace in the country, adding that no shedding of blood or destruction of property will once again be witnessed in the country.
“This breaking of the fast is indeed an occasion that gives us an opportunity as a nation to build bridges and unite the people of this republic beyond tribe, beyond religion and beyond race,” said Ruto.
Others present were Cabinet Secretaries Najib Balala (Mining), Amina Mohammed (Foreign Affairs), Adan Abdala Mohammed (Industrialisation and Enterprise Development) and Hassan Wario (Sports, Culture and the Arts).
Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Adan Duale, SUPKEM Secretary General Adan Wachu, Garissa Senator Mohammed Yusuf Haji and Chief Executive Officer of First Community Bank Abdulatif Essajee were also in attendance among other senior Muslim clergy, businessmen and elders.
“We want our brothers and sisters who are in charge of our Counties to do their duties. Those of us who are in the national government including Parliament should stand and make sure that legislation that confines to our Constitution, our culture, and to the growth of our economy are formulated,” said Duale.