Kenyatta Urges Kenyans To Shun Petty Politics

The President was addressing the press shortly before he departed Luanda, Angola for Nairobi.

He had been in the Angola for the 5th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).

President Kenyatta observed that Angola is a good example of a country that managed to overcome many challenges to become one of the greatest economies not just in the African continent but in the world in terms of growth.

“The last statistics of the World Bank show that Angola has an economy that is ready to grow at approximately 8 per cent per year. And that is what I keep saying in Kenya we should emulate,” President Kenyatta said.

On South Sudan, the President said Kenya has been and will continue to consolidate support for an end to the conflict in the Africa’s youngest nation.

“We have not only been encouraging support for South Sudan but also for the South Sudanese themselves to recognize that they need to work together and understand that violence is not a solution,” the President said.

Noting that the people of South Sudan worked hard for their independence, the President said they now need to pull together and build institutions that are necessary in sustaining peace and bringing prosperity.

The Head of State also condemned the recent attempts to topple the democratically elected government of DRC.

“If the people of DRC have acknowledged that they have elected a government, we in the Great Lakes region must work together to ensure all the negative forces are removed,” the President said.

“Prosperity of our continent is what we must focus on because by reducing poverty, I believe we will be able to deal with a lot of the conflicts that we have experienced,” President Kenyatta said.

By Beth Nyaga

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