President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition chief Raila Odinga have resolved to work collectively to unite the nation.
Addressing the Press after they held talks at Harambee House, Nairobi, right now, President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga stated time has come for the nation to cease permitting political variations to trigger frictions and divisions.
President Kenyatta identified that for the nation to come back collectively, leaders ought to talk about their variations freely and brazenly to finish ethnic divisions.
The Head of State emphasised that as leaders, they’ve a duty to debate and discover options that can bind, unite the nation and free it from a life pegged on a five-year electioneering cycle.
“Elections come and go however Kenya stays; in order we should plan for the longer term – a future that won’t be dictated by the forthcoming elections. Our future should be dictated by the prosperity, stability of our nation and the well-being of our individuals,” President Kenyatta stated.
Mr Odinga stated Kenyans “can not bear in mind why and the place they disagreed within the first place”.
“As we combat ostensibly to save lots of ourselves from one another, the truth is that we have to save our youngsters from ourselves. My brother (President Kenya) and myself have, due to this fact, come collectively right now to say this dissent stops right here,” Mr Odinga stated.
He emphasised that Kenyans should refuse to permit their variety to kill their nation.
“We refuse to be the leaders beneath whose watch Kenyans lead right into a failed nation. This is a name to self-reflection. We should look into ourselves and problem our readiness to make the adjustments that can enable our institutional reforms to work,” the opposition leaders stated.
Mr Odinga identified that so long as the nation remained divided, acrimonious, egocentric and corrupt, no quantity of institutional reforms will enhance the lives of Kenyans.
“The reform course of will develop into an train in diverting consideration from our personal failing and taking refuge within the blame recreation. We, due to this fact, search your partnership on this initiative. Fellow Kenyans, we’re crusing on this one ship,” Mr Odinga stated.
President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga stated their assembly right now has kicked off a course of that can tackle the causes for divisions and produce the nation collectively.
The two leaders stated democracy permits Kenyans area to vary by way of political alignments, however they need to all the time stay steadfast and united in issues of nationwide curiosity.
“We look ahead to the help from each single Kenyan in order that we are able to construct collectively a united, harmonious and secure nation the place no particular person feels unnoticed or left behind,” President Kenyatta stated.
In an announcement signed by President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga, the 2 leaders stated they have been standing collectively to induce each Kenyan, each political chief and formation to compete with out utilizing ethnic profiling or by selling disdain for any group.
“The two leaders respect each other. They have been rivals and even used onerous language at instances, however they’ve all the time been mates and revered each other,” the joint assertion stated.
President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga agreed to roll out a programme to assist in the implementation of their shared targets. The initiative can be co-led by Ambassador Martin Kimani and senior Odinga aide Mr Paul Mwangi.
Source: President Kenyatta official Facebook web page
President Kenyatta, NASA chief Odinga resolve to work collectively and unite Kenyans by: Elie Abi Younes published: