, PARIS, France, Apr 6 – Kenya must be allowed to heal, reconcile and look into the future with hope without being dragged into the past, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.
Expressing his joy following the collapse of the cases against Deputy President William Ruto and Joshua Sang at the ICC, President Kenyatta said the country’s focus now shifts to consolidating peace, progress, stability and unity.
“Peace, progress, stability, health, education and opportunity for our young people now should be our focus, our goal and objective,” said President Kenyatta, who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.
He added: “Kenya has been vindicated. We said the truth will eventually surface. And today the truth has surfaced.”
The President spoke Tuesday evening in Paris when he addressed the Kenyan Diaspora in France as he wound up his successful State visit that saw him hold talks with French President François Hollande and witness the signing of deals that will pump into the Kenyan economy 250 million Euros.
President Kenyatta emphasized that Kenyans must be given space to work together to ensure justice for the 2007-2008 post election violence but history should not be allowed to prevent them from achieving the country’s development goals.
“Justice is not achieved by doing injustice to another Kenyan. We must get justice but not through a second injustice,” President Kenyatta said.
He said Kenyans are capable and have already done a lot to heal and reconcile.
“We want to be left alone to continue on our path so that we can focus on our true objectives as a nation,” the Head of State said.