President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to maintain peace and avoid divisive politics as we head towards the general elections. While addressing Kenyans during the Madaraka Day celebration at Kabiruini Grounds in Nyeri, President Uhuru Kenyatta said ample security will be provided, and Kenyans should vote in peace, “We should know that Kenya will still be existent after the August elections, and the Kenyan people will still be here long after the elections.” President Kenyatta said elections can’t be about individuals, but they must be about agendas, transformation and the people.
He said there should be no shedding of blood, given that it goes against the work done by Kenyan heroes who secured our independence, “We don’t want to see the spilling of blood because of elections,” he said. The president said leaders should accept the decision made by Kenyans, given that the country consists of all those who voted for a certain leader and those who didn’t vote for him or her. President Kenyatta further urged Kenyans to give his administration another chance to advance development, “We have laid the foundation which we want to strengthen further,” he said, “I ask you to give us another chance to finish what we’ve started.”
President Uhuru Kenyatta reiterated that the government is committed to improving the education sector in the country and that secondary school fees will be catered for by his government. “From next year, all children who’ll join Secondary school from Form one to Form four won’t pay school fees,” he said “So that we make sure our children have been educated from class one up to Form Four, and the burden will belong to the government to cater for the fees.” The Madaraka Day celebration is the last national day before the anticipated August 8th general elections.