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Kenyans asked to shun political differences

20 May 2013, 14:05 Wangui Joseph

Nyeri - President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to shun petty political differences and unite in developing the country.

Speaking in Nyeri over the weekend, Uhuru said since the political season was over, the citizens and their leaders should return to business as usual, advising those extending elections atmosphere to learn the Kenyans mood.

The President thanked residents from Mount Kenya region for their massive support during March 4 polls and reiterated that his government is committed to serve all Kenyans without discrimination disregarding political wing.

“Let us unite, live peacefully and develop our country. Elections are over and we should work towards realization of national development goals for our own benefit,” said the President.

President Kenyatta was on a three-day tour in Nyeri County where he also met local leaders including Nyeri governor Nderitu Gachagua. 

He however reiterated that his government will be well committed on youth development as Jubilee coalition pledged and assured Kenyans during campaigns.

On his part the Nyeri Governor commended the President for appointing technocrats in the cabinet noting that he has no doubt the new team will deliver.

Both Gachagua and the President pledged to work together while at the same time asked the county elected leaders to joins hands diligently so that they can be able to deliver. 

The Head of State said he is personally ready to work with leaders from all parts of the country in bid of ensuring that Kenya’s dream and aspirations are realized.

President Kenyatta also asked political leaders to shelve their pay demands and wait for the economy to grow with double digits, adding that with the growth there will be no problem with a salary increment.

He said it is a shame that the legislators are demanding pay rise notwithstanding that the real job has not yet begun.

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