KENYANS URGES TO STEER CLEAR OF POLITICS-INSPIRED TENSIONS

NAIROBI, President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to steer clear of tensions inspired by politics and to continue with their daily activities without fear.

Hailing Kenyans for engaging in peaceful activities during the last electioneering period, he noted Sunday that the country was maturing democratically.

The President, who was accompanied by his deputy, William Ruto, said this when he joined the congregation at a Sunday mass at a church in Ngong, near here.

There is no need for tension or fear, Kenya will still be there after elections. Leave us leaders to tackle our political issues. Kenya was there before election and it will continue to exist, said President Kenyatta.

Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko, Governor Joseph ole Lenku of Kajiado County and MP Joseph Manje (Kajiado North) also attended the service at St Joseph’s Cathedral.

The president told the people to leave politics to politicians and to concentrate on activities aimed at improving their lives.

he thanked Kajiado residents for taking the lead in preaching peaceful co-existence.

Kajiado is an example to Kenyans, despite hosting different communities, it was the only county whose residents were not drawn into the 2007/2008 post-election violence, said President Kenyatta.

Deputy President Ruto said all Kenyans are winners in the just concluded general Election, saying the manner in which voters exercised their democratic rights was an indication that the country is maturing politically. Our democracy is growing as demonstrated by the way Kenyans voted during the just concluded general election, added Ruto.

The Deputy President said it was impressive that Kenyans voted for parties whose campaigns were based on issues and not ethnic backgrounds. It was encouraging that leaders were now respecting the rule of law by their commitment to solve issues arising from elections through the courts as prescribed by the Constitution.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK