, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 11 – Former President Daniel arap Moi has urged political leaders to unite irrespective of their political affiliation.
He said unity was crucial to development adding that leaders should appreciate the government’s efforts to improve services to the public.
“We must be united whether in opposition or in the government. We are building one country…togetherness can move mountains,” he stated.
He added: “We talk about unity knowing that we are Kenyans.”
Speaking when he launched the Imara Daima Railway Station on Thursday, the Former President said the country had more achievements than failures ahead of Kenya@50 celebrations.
“Our country has something to celebrate about. We have achieved a lot in the services of our people…let us not be perpetual grumblers who decide to ignore the good things we have achieved and dwell on failures,” he stated.
He noted that, “we shall be doing a big disservice to the future generations if make our country to be a place of endless complains. Let us give ourselves a break and appreciate what we have achieved.”
“I believe that good things outnumber the failures by a very big margin.”
The Imara Daima Railway Station is part of the wider Nairobi Commuter Rail Project aimed at easing congestion in the city.
The Imara Daima Station is a transit station which is designed to serve over 2,000 commuters a day.
The station will serve commuters from the Imara Daima, Industrial Area, Embakasi and Mombasa Road.
Moi urged the public to consider using rail transport in a bid to decongest roads and to reduce cost of road maintenance.
“I recommend mwananchi to use these services to the maximum. I have found it to be safer and fast,” he pointed out.
The Nairobi Commuter Rail Service is part of the Nairobi Metropolitan Transit Plan that will provide an integrated transport solution for Nairobi which includes rail, road, rapid transit bus and metro.
Wednesday’s event follows a similar transport project commissioned by former President Mwai Kibaki who launched the Western Ring Road and the launch of Makadara railway station by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Monday.
On the issues of national security, he urged members of the public to take it as a personal responsibility.
“It is not a question of police, it is we. All should participate and make sure that we guard ourselves to remain a united nation,” he stated.
With continued Nairobi population increase, Moi asked the government to continue expanding its services in order to meet the needs of the entire city residents.