Peace is paramount if we are to avoid a handshake after August polls-Ruto

Peace is paramount if we are to avoid a handshake after August polls-Ruto

BY CORRESPONDENT,NYERI,30TH APRIL,2022- Deputy President William Ruto has called for a peaceful election to avoid a handshake as a way to honour former president late Mwai Kibaki who was buried on Saturday.

Speaking during a state burial at the Othaya Approved School stadium, Ruto said that Kibaki was the father of modern Kenya and as such Kenyans can only honour him through a peaceful and decisive poll that will not call for a handshake.

“I think a befitting sendoff to all of us as we celebrate the third President of Kenya is for us to go into these elections and make sure that the elections will be peaceful and that it won’t be necessary for us to have a handshake. We owe it to president Kibaki as we send him off,” Ruto told mourners at the burial of Kenya’s third president.

Ruto credited Kibaki with monumental development, particularly infrastructure.

“Kibaki can be best described as the father of modern Kenya because he has done a lot for this nation,” said Ruto.

He went on to say that aside from the country’s transformation, Kibaki did not forget the ordinary Mwananchi singling out the Boda boda sector which he said has provided employment to over 1 billion Kenyan. “If there is a demonstration of bottom-up, we can learn from Mwai Kibaki,” DP Ruto noted.

He further praised the former Head of State for the transformation of the education sector and agriculture in the country and laude Kibaki for standing with President Uhuru Kenyatta and him during the criminal case against them at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Here are some of the photos of the state burial of Kenya’s third president Mwai Kibaki in his rural home in Nyeri.

Kenya’s third president Mwai Kibaki, who served from 2002 to 2012 was accorded a state burial in his Othaya home on April 30, 2022. /PSCU.
Kenya’s third president Mwai Kibaki, who served from 2002 to 2012 was accorded a state burial in his Othaya home on April 30, 2022. /PSCU.
Kenya’s third president Mwai Kibaki, who served from 2002 to 2012 was accorded a state burial in his Othaya home on April 30, 2022. /PSCU.
Kenya’s third president Mwai Kibaki, who served from 2002 to 2012 was accorded a state burial in his Othaya home on April 30, 2022. /PSCU.
Kenya’s third president Mwai Kibaki, who served from 2002 to 2012 was accorded a state burial in his Othaya home on April 30, 2022. /PSCU.
Kenya’s third president Mwai Kibaki, who served from 2002 to 2012 was accorded a state burial in his Othaya home on April 30, 2022. /PSCU.
Kenya’s third president Mwai Kibaki, who served from 2002 to 2012 was accorded a state burial in his Othaya home on April 30, 2022. /PSCU.
Kenya’s third president Mwai Kibaki, who served from 2002 to 2012 was accorded a state burial in his Othaya home on April 30, 2022. /PSCU.
Kenya’s third president Mwai Kibaki, who served from 2002 to 2012 was accorded a state burial in his Othaya home on April 30, 2022. /PSCU.
Dignitaries in Othaya for the state burial of Kenya’s third president Mwai Kibaki, who served from 2002 to 2012. /April 30, 2022. /PSCU.
Kenya’s third president Mwai Kibaki, who served from 2002 to 2012 was accorded a state burial in his Othaya home on April 30, 2022. /PSCU.
Kenya’s third president Mwai Kibaki, who served from 2002 to 2012 was accorded a state burial in his Othaya home on April 30, 2022. /PSCU.
Mourners are given a loaf of bread, water and soda during the state burial of Kenya’s third president Mwai Kibaki, who served from 2002 to 2012. He was accorded a state burial in his Othaya home on April 30, 2022. /PSCU.
Some of the dignitaries at the state burial of Kenya’s third president Mwai Kibaki, who served from 2002 to 2012 was accorded a state burial in his Othaya home on April 30, 2022. /PSCU.
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