Citizens share visions of unity, transparency as Kenya marks 54 years independence

December 12, 2017 6:53 pm
Those interviewed by Capital News decried corruption and the polarised state the nation finds itself in/FRANCIS MBATHA

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – Kenyans are of the view that the country is ethnically divided now more than ever even as it celebrates 54 years of independence.

Those who spoke to Capital New say there is little to smile about citing corruption and ethnicity as the major issues affecting the country so far.

They urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to unite the nation in his last five-year term.

“Uhuru’s hard Job will be to unite a divided Kenya with people including me calling for secession, he needs to engage the opposition and help in reconciliation so that some parts of the country don’t feel left out,” James from Homa Bay County.

They also urged President Kenyatta to put more effort in fighting corruption terming it as the deadliest vice the country has to do away with.

“We are not there yet, we can get there, we just need to end this corruption that seems to be rooted in us, “said Christie from Nairobi.

However, some are hopeful that the country has made commendable strides.

“All is not lost, we have a beautiful country, we have come from a long way, and we are headed in the right direction, all we need is to focus on our strengths and forget the past, politics should not be the centre stage of our lives, we should move on” Tia from Nyeri said.

This is the first public holiday President Kenyatta presided over after he was sworn-in to serve his second term as president of the Republic last month.

This came even as the National Super Alliance postponed its much-hyped inauguration of their leader Raila Odinga as the President of People’s Assembly.


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