Kenyatta calls on leaders to promote unity of purpose

Kenyatta calls on leaders to promote unity of purpose

President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged leaders to rise above petty politics and embrace the spirit of servant leadership for quality service delivery. Speaking in Murang’a where he attended the burial of veteran politician George Mwicigi, the President called on leaders to be pillars of unity.

President Kenyatta said it was only through unity of purpose among leaders that resources provided for development at the national and county levels would be put into the intended purpose to uplift the standards of living of Kenyans.

The President called on leaders to use the resources at their disposal wisely for the betterment of Kenyans adding that public resources at the two levels of government were adequate to make a difference in the lives of Kenyans.

“Treasury allocates each constituency Ksh 100 million annually. Together with devolved funds to the counties, these allocations add up to massive resources for the benefit of Kenyans,” said the Head of State.

He challenged the leaders to act as mentors to upcoming leadership and be pillars of unity striving to work together for the sake of development.

Addressing hundreds of mourners, President Kenyatta described the late George Mwicigi as a development-conscious leader who worked tirelessly with friends both locally and abroad to bring development to his constituents. He noted that the late Mwicigi was able to start a multi-million-shilling water project in the constituency that became a national showpiece.

“Hon. Mwicigi started the transformative Kandara Water Project in 1970/71 by sensitizing the community on the importance of pumping water directly to homesteads. He embarked on resource mobilization in Germany, United Kingdom and Canada for the ambitious project.”

Mwicigi, a former assistant minister and MP for Kandara, died at the age of 83 after battling heart complications for close to 12 years.

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