, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 28 – Uhuru Kenyatta has said he will dedicate his second and last term as President of Kenya to strengthen bonds of unity and nationhood.
President Kenyatta who addressed the nation after being sworn-in to serve his final term committed to serve all Kenyans without discrimination.
“This is my second and final term as a President I have taken on board the aspirations of the people of Kenya to move forward, and as I have done before I will dedicate all my energies and that of my administration towards strengthening ties that bind us as Kenyans at every level of our society,” said Kenyatta.
He pledged to reach out to leaders in the Opposition to chart the way forward as well as incorporate some of their ideas in his agenda.
“On my part, I have begun reaching out to all leaders, across the political divide, restating my commitment and expressing my willingness to work with them, to achieve this objective of nationhood,” stated Kenyatta.
He promised to be the custodian of dreams of all the people and to be the keeper of the aspirations of those who voted for him and those who did not.
“I will be the President of all and I will devote my time and energy to build bridges to unite and bring prosperity to Kenyans, “said Kenyatta.
He said its okay for people to disagree and agree as long as they do it in accordance with the law.
He called upon leaders to join him in serving Kenyans without regard to political affiliation saying every Kenyan deserves attention.
The President reflected on the achievements he made in his first term which include devolution, completion of the Nairobi-Mombasa Standard Gauge Railway, free maternity programme and the electricity connectivity project which has seen millions of schools and households get connected to electricity.
Moving forward, he promised to provide 100 per cent universal healthcare coverage for all households.
He also promised to facilitate affordable housing and a home ownership programme that will ensure every working family can afford a decent home pledging to create 500,000 new home owners over the next five years.
President Kenyatta also put on notice public servants saying he will not allow faceless bureaucrats and functionaries to deny the public quality services.
He asked Kenyans to reject politics of division and hate urging them to unite in building the country.