President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged leaders to unite and work together to develop the nation, setting aside their divisive political views. Speaking at the Mashujaa day fete in Kakamega at the Bukhungu Stadium, President Kenyatta lauded the handshake between him and former premier Raila Odinga which brought the two previously opposed leaders together. “We reach out to all leaders to help us bring our people together,” he said, adding that the two leaders’ coming together is being recognized by other countries who wish to make Kenya an example of how people and leaders can come together even after political competition.
He revealed that as a result of the handshake, Raila Odinga has been appointed by the African Union (AU) as a High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa. He said that wouldn’t have been possible if the two leaders would’ve persisted with political competition, “But it’s because they’ve seen people come together…jobs are many, to ensure we help these Kenyans. If we were arguing that job could’ve been given to another,” he affirmed, “When Raila goes out there do you think he’ll forget about the roads in Kenya?Wouldn’t they be the first consideration?” he posed. He urged.
The president said leaders shouldn’t focus on opposition but should join hands with the government to serve Kenyans. “My job will come to an end and I’ll go back home so if you think it’s me that you are harassing, you are harassing Kenyans instead,” he said, insisting that if the nation marches on with a united spirit Kenya will be a prosperous country.