Uhuru calls for peaceful co-existence among Kenyans
President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to maintain peace and co-exist as citizens of one nation to enable faster development and improved quality of life.
Speaking Thursday, August 17, during ‘a meet the people visit’ to the famous New Kenyatta Market, the President said that the wananchi have no need to fight one another over politics.
“Leave us to sort our issues as leaders. Politics should not make you fight. When this market burns down it will not affect one community but all of you.”
“I have seen all Kenyans doing business here. In this market, there are Kambas, Merus, Luos, Kikuyus and all Kenyan communities. Please continue living together peacefully. Be your brother’s keepers,” said the President.
Nairobi Governor-elect, Mike Mbuvi Sonko, pledged to deliver faster and improved services to Nairobi residents saying that once sworn in, he will start reducing license fees for small-scale traders.
Sonko echoed the President’s sentiment urging the residents of Kibra to leave politics to politicians and continue with their normal lives.
“You should continue with your daily activities as both as Kibra residents and Kenyatta market traders, just as you have been doing before and after the general election,” said Sonko.
He called on Nairobi residents to ignore inciters saying the government will firmly and decisively deal with any individual out to destroy property of others.
“Leave us as leaders to tackle our political battles but don’t allow any person to incite you into violence. We have seen those who allowed themselves to be incited losing lives while those who instigated them continued enjoying themselves,” said the Governor-elect.
The President called on all Kenyans to continue with their normal businesses as the Supreme Court takes up the issue of determining the presidential election results; adding that he had urged Sonko to ensure he changes the image of Nairobi city by improving on service delivery to wananchi.
“The Judgment will be made and whatever the outcome you should continue peaceful co-existence. It does not matter the outcome, Kenya will still be here. Love one another and live together as brothers.”
“I thank you for electing my friend Sonko, I have asked him to ensure he changes the image of this city. He will sink a borehole here to ensure constant water services to the traders of this market,” concluded the President.
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