Uhuru gives Raila a piece of his mind
15 April 2016, 08:03
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta started his one-day visit in Kiambu County by telling the opposition to stop negative, tribal and divisive politics.
That kind of politics, the President said is worthless and is not in the interest of the people or the country.
"In 2007 that kind of politics led to chaos, bloodshed and massive destruction of property,’’ he said.
Jubilee, the President said, campaigned on the platform of peace and national unity, a programme it has followed since it came to office three years ago.
The President and Deputy President William Ruto thanked Kenyans for their prayers which, they said, had led to the collapse of the ICC cases against them. They said they have forgiven all those who fixed the cases.
“You all know the challenges we had. Now we have overcome them and our only agenda is peace, reconciliation and development,’’ the President said.
Speaking at Gatundu, Kiganjo, Mundoro and Ruiru, the President said with the collapse of ICC cases, his leadership will be more focused in uniting Kenyans and ensuring peace so as to build a strong cohesive nation.
It is for this reason, the President said Jubilee will hold a thanks giving rally in Nakuru’s Afraha stadium on Saturday.
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He challenged on the opposition to rise above retrogressive political activities that do not translate into alternative policies to compete with the government.
“Am not against having opposition but can’t one not appreciate even some progress being made even if you have a different view point?” the president asked.
The President pointed out that when he and his Deputy were campaigning for leadership, their aim was to unite Kenyans.
“We asked for votes with the sole aim of uniting Kenyans. We had just come from politics of violence and bloodshed and we had pledged never again will we follow that route,” said President Kenyatta.
Deputy President William Ruto echoed the President by thanking Kenyans for their prayers which led to the collapse of the ICC cases.
The Deputy President pointed out that it is imperative that Kenyans join hands and pray for peace and unity and forge ahead together as a nation with a common vision to develop their motherland.
He also assured his accusers that he had forgiven them whole heartedly.
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