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BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,26TH NOV 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday November 26 urged kenyans and the political class to now turn their attention in healing the nation after a lengthy election period.
Speaking when he attended the Sunday service at the redeemed gospel church in Huruma Nairobi, Kenyatta who was accompanied by the deputy president William Ruto said it was time for all to embark on the development agenda..
“To my competitors, we didn’t compete because of the language one speaks or the tribe where one comes from, it is about ideas and there must be a winner and a loser because we are a democracy,” he said.
“There is no need of disturbing Kenyans, they did their part, it is now our duty to sit and agree on what we should do to Kenyans.”
He insisted that Kenyans, “don’t want to shed, Kenyans wish to live together, brother to brother, sister to sister, we need to embrace all. If we have differences, which is okay, in the real run, but that does not mean we cannot live and co-exist in peace, we can.”
Let us work those differences without affecting the daily life of the people. Because what the people want is peace, security, jobs, health, good education and to know they can retire in their own nation regardless of where they come from. It is for us to argue the best way to achieve this but we don’t to disturb the citizen of this country.”
Other leaders who accompanied the president include Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, and Senator Johnson Sakaja.
The President also called upon all Kenyans to attend his inauguration at Kasarani Stadium to celebrate the country’s resilience.
The Deputy President on his part has urged Kenyans to resist politicians spreading hatred and tribalism, saying political competition is about ideas.
“To the people of Kenya, we ask that you pray for our president and pray for our nation so that Kenya can continue to be the nation in the perfect way of God, a peaceful, stable, prosperous, God-fearing nation,” he said.
“We should all pursue peace with all people, those who are our friends and those who are not, those who voted for us and those who did not.”
“We refuse to hate and resist ethnicity and reject division so that we can live together as one people, the great people of one nation called Kenya.