President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked politicians to shelve narrow political interests and concentrate on working together in serving Kenyans.
Mr Kenyatta affirmed his commitment to work with leaders from across the political divide to improve the welfare of all Kenyans, He said his focus is uniting the country for purposes of achieving rapid development across the country.
“Individual interests of leaders should not be allowed to override the welfare of Kenyans. We need to work together to ensure Kenyans get affordable houses, provide universal health coverage, create jobs through enhancing manufacturing and ensuring food security and nutrition” President Kenyatta said.
He said this when presiding over the ground-breaking ceremony for the Mama Ngina waterfront regeneration project in Mombasa.
The President said, there was nothing wrong for him to work with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga for the benefit of all the over 45 million Kenyans, saying people should stop politicizin the move.
“For instance, what is wrong if Raila Odinga says we work together to achieve Universal Health Coverage? What is wrong if we work together to develop Mombasa and make it rival Dubai?” President Kenyatta posed.
He therefore commended the former Prime Minister for putting aside personal interests and agreeing to the ‘handshake’ aimed at uniting the country.