The Senate Speaker, Ekwee Ethuro has asked Kenyans to re-elect President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term in the coming election on August 8.
Ethuro described Uhuru as a development conscious leader who deserves a second term to heighten development of the country.
Speaking at the official opening of the Nyandarua County Assembly chamber in Ol Kalou town on Monday, Ethuro noted that President Uhuru was committed to success of devolution for the benefit of Kenyans and they should appreciate him.
Contrary to what people say in some quarters, the Jubilee government is committed to ensure the success of devolution in the country, Ethuro said.
He added that the government has continuously increased financial allocations to the counties to boost development in the regions and particularly in the devolved functions.
Ethuro at the same time, called for peaceful election adding no individual is bigger than the country and the country should remain intact after the polls.
The Speaker noted that election is a chance accorded to politicians to serve the public and wondered why the exercise should be so intense if politicians are interested in serving the public.
Ethuro said due to President Kenyatta’s leadership, the country has gained international recognition with the Head of State being invited to address powerful global meetings, citing the recently held G7 meeting in Italy.
The Senate Speaker however, told the gathering that non- performing leaders should be sent home and those up to their task retained.
He said through devolution, the country will be transformed to a prosperous nation and actualize Vision 2030 in the next ten years.
Ethuro challenged the current and future Nyandarua leadership to fully exploit the huge agricultural potential of the region to generate wealth and reduce poverty among the residents.
Present during the function were Nyandarua Senator, Muriuki Karue, Governor Daniel Waithaka Mwangi, Nyandarua County Assembly Speaker, Wahome Ndegwa and his West Pokot, Meru and Kajiado counterparts.
Source: Kenya News Agency