Disruption of peace, stability won’t be tolerated, says President Kenyatta

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President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the joint sitting during the opening of the 12th Parliament at Parliament buildings
President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the joint sitting during the opening of the 12th Parliament at Parliament buildings

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that all arms of government are fully operational and the rules set by the Constitution are being followed contrary to what some may suggest. While addressing a joint sitting of parliament during the opening of the 12th Parliament, President Kenyatta reiterated that the country is progressing well, “No matter the political noises that are often loudest during the elections, I want to assure every single Kenyan and the world that every arm of government is in place, let no one for a single moment envision that there is a void,” he said, “Kenya is progressing along the path drawn by the Constitution.”

He said that messages of divisiveness will not be tolerated and that democratic processes shouldn’t be used to threaten the stability of the country, “I would like to make it abundantly clear that the government will not tolerate anyone intent on disrupting our hard won peace and stability. Under no circumstances must Kenyans ever allow our free competitive processes to be a threat to peace and stability.” He said many countries have fallen victim to unclear paths set by lack of a distinction between vibrant democratic competition and destructive division, “We shall not allow destructive division,” he asserted.

He said many countries have fallen victim to unclear paths set by lack of a distinction between vibrant democratic competition and destructive division, “We shall not allow destructive division,” he asserted.

President Kenyatta has urged members of parliament to work together to serve Kenyans
President Kenyatta has urged members of parliament to work together to serve Kenyans

The President also outlined the importance of the Constitution, saying the Supremacy of the Constitution and its institutions has to be upheld. He cited how he accepted the Supreme Court’s verdict to nullify his victory in the August polls, even though he disagreed with it, “Even though I strongly disagreed with that decision, I accepted it because of my respect for our Constitution and its institutions.” Furthermore, he urged the members of parliament to be on the forefront to protect the Constitution, “You as honorable members of parliament must be steadfast in protecting the Constitution as a critical base for assuring our people of sustained peace, security, and prosperity.” He pledged to fully support the 12th parliament, adding that they must work together to serve Kenyans.

Furthermore, he urged the members of parliament to be on the forefront to protect the Constitution, “You as honorable members of parliament must be steadfast in protecting the Constitution as a critical base for assuring our people of sustained peace, security, and prosperity.” He pledged to fully support the 12th parliament, adding that they must work together to serve Kenyans.