President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on leaders to avoid playing into the hands of politics of division and hatred but concentrate on issues that can lead to development in the country.
Addressing locals of Nakuru and Baringo Counties, the president said that Kenya is a democratic country but warned political leaders not to compete at the expense of peace and development.
He urged the Kenyans to dismiss politicians who do well on chaos and who plan to cause disunity in the nation.
According to the president:
“Such caliber of leaders should be rejected. His message was very clear: “Let us speak in one language. We are serving one people with one purpose and we should speak with one voice”.
Asking Kenyans to frown at moves from politicians bound to result in ethnic hatred, he urged all Kenyans to not allow the blood of innocent compatriots to be shed for the sake of lame politics.
President Uhuru added that his government is committed to promoting peace and order in all sections of the country. Noting that the country is visibly heading to a peaceful state, Uhuru’s added that he has made the unity of Kenyan people a priority despite the attempt to divide it, so that development can be realized. The president said:
“I am happy because the government remains united despite their efforts to bring divisions…our intention was not to only have the government but also to promote peace and unity of the country.”
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The president had urged losers of elections not to be violent, saying leadership is often bestowed upon people willingly through God’s grace and not by falsely insulting people. He said he failed in 2002 but didn’t go about spreading lies about the then leaders.