BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIRROBI,22ND JUNE,2022-President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged men to spend their money wisely by prioritising their families and not secret lovers.
Speaking at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre on Wednesday, Uhuru said some men have a penchant for spending good moments with secret lovers leaving their families in poverty.
“Pesa ikiingia, akipitia mtaani anakutwa na kengine hapo. Anasahau yule aliwacha nyumbani, mali inaisha, unawacha familia na watoto wakifilisika… jameni wazee tubadilike…”he said while issuing title deeds to a section of Kenyans.
Loosely translates to: “When some men get money, they go for secret lovers in the streets. They forget they left their wives at home. They spend all the cash leaving their families in poverty… please men, let’s change”.
Uhuru regretted that title deeds in some families occasion confusion.
The President narrated how men use title deeds as collateral to borrow loans that are wasted on secret lovers instead of uplifting the whole family.
“The problem of getting title deed is that when the man gets it, he feels it’s his own property and does not need others,” he said.
“He goes to the bank to loan some money but when he leaves the bank, he spends it on his secret lovers.”
Uhuru urged men to mend their way of doing things and act responsibly for the sake of their future and that of their children.
“This title deed is for you and your family. You need to guard it so that your family can remember you in future. Let’s treat this as a valuable document please,” he said.
Earlier, the president called on Kenyans not to elect people whose intention is to reverse the gains made in land reforms in the country.
Uhuru asked Kenyans to vote for people who will continue the land reforms agenda.
“Given the importance of land resource in the overall national development agenda, I do urge that you don’t elect people who will put us on reverse gear back to where we have come from,” he said.
“We want people who will move this agenda forward and ensure every Kenyan has his rights and his property. Not taking us back to the days of theft and other things.”
The head of state also launched the National title deeds issuance program.
The program will see Kenyans receive One million of the six million title deeds that need to be issued to various individuals and groups across the country.