Thursday November 28, 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged politicians to emulate him and ODM leader, Raila Odinga, with regards to their efforts towards making the nation a better place.
Speaking during the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report at the Bomas of Kenya on Wednesday, Uhuru called upon politicians to focus on what benefits the nation.
He told them to stop concentrating on selfish interests but emulate him and Raila as they managed to come together and salvage the nation from the tough times it was going through after their 2017 presidential faceoff.
“I had the option of saying that I have won the election and I can govern by myself and ignore the Opposition, after all I have been sworn to office.”
“My brother, Raila, would have done the same and chart his own ways,” he said.
According to Uhuru, politicians have been unable to address the needs of Kenyans due to their selfishness.
He called on Kenyans to shelve their own interests for the sake of the country.
He added that while ambition is normal in politics, it should not come before the need to serve the country.
In an apparent jibe at a section of politicians opposed to the handshake, Uhuru called on them to exercise politics of maturity.
“The problem with politics, when you shake hands with this one, others say you have become an enemy.”
“I want to appeal to this political class that they should not divide Kenyans who do not deserve it.”
“Let us be mature now," said Uhuru.
The Kenyan DAILY POST