BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,25TH OCT 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta has appealed to all Kenyans to come out in large numbers and vote on Thursday. Addressing the nation from state house Nairobi ,Uhuru says all those who will vote and those who will not take part will be protected under law. The head of state also calling upon Kenyans to go home and wait for results announcement after casting their ballot.
On the democratic gains made since independence the head of state has urged Kenyans to endeavor to protect this right even as they go about voting ’’it is our duty to protect and exercise this right after you vote please go home to your neighbor and remember that despite their origin they are your brother and sisters ,let us all maintain peace as we exercise our right to choose’’. he said.
The president was category however that the government will not allow anybody to disrupt the process and infringe on the right of those who want to vote. ‘’I will not let anybody disrupt peace’’,law will apply equally to all regardless of political or social status.
The president has thanked the police and entire law enforcement sectors as well as IEBC for putting the country a head and perming their duties to the best of their ability despite challenges. He has vowed to protect and support them for them to continue perming their duties for the sake of the country.
The president has acknowledged that since the nullification of presidential results of August 8 polls the country’s economy has been on a down turn momentum with most businesses having been affected. He has however expressed confidence that Kenyans were hardworking people and that they will bounce back.
Uhuru has urged investors and international partners to have confidence once again in the country’s political leadership especially after the repeat elections.’’ I reaffirm international partners that we will get through this and you can be sure that your interest in Kenya are guarded’’ Uhuru said.