, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 26- Ensuring the country is peaceful and united after divisive politics that threatened to tear it apart will be President Uhuru Kenyatta’s first agenda, once he is sworn in back to the office for a fresh five years term, on Tuesday this week.
President Kenyatta says all leaders, his competitors included should now let Kenyans to heal after a tedious pro-longed electioneering period and allow the Government to embark on its developmental agenda.
“To my competitors, we didn’t compete because of the language one speaks or the tribe where one comes from, it is about ideas and there must be a winner and a loser because we are a democracy,” he said.
“There is no need of disturbing Kenyans, they did their part, it is now our duty to sit and agree on what we should do to Kenyans.”
He insisted that Kenyans, “don’t want to shed, Kenyans wish to live together, brother to brother, sister to sister, we need to embrace all. If we have differences, which is okay, in the real run, but that does not mean we cannot live and co-exist in peace, we can.”
Let us work those differences without affecting the daily life of the people. Because what the people want is peace, security, jobs, health, good education and to know they can retire in their own nation regardless of where they come from. It is for us to argue the best way to achieve this but we don’t to disturb the citizen of this country.”
The President was speaking when he attended a service at Huruma Redeemed Gospel Church, where he was flanked by his Deputy William Ruto, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, and Senator Johnson Sakaja.
The President has urged all Kenyans to attend his inauguration at Kasarani Stadium, not to because he won, but he says to celebrate the country’s resilience.
The Deputy President on his part has urged Kenyans to resist politicians spreading hatred and tribalism, saying political competition is about ideas.
“To the people of Kenya, we ask that you pray for our president and pray for our nation so that Kenya can continue to be the nation in the perfect way of God, a peaceful, stable, prosperous, God-fearing nation,” he said.
“We should all pursue peace with all people, those who are our friends and those who are not, those who voted for us and those who did not.”
“We refuse to hate and resist ethnicity and reject division so that we can live together as one people, the great people of one nation called Kenya.
Governor Sonko urged Kenyans politicians to desist inciting Kenyans and instead focus on serving them.