Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has affirmed his Jubilee Party-led government’s commitment to uniting the country and serving all Kenyans without discrimination.

Calling on Kenyans to shun tribalism and to join hands in building a country they will always be proud of, he says: “As members of the Jubilee Party, we believe that the country can make a lot of progress if we are all united.”

Speaking when he addressed a delegation of the Isahakia community who paid him a courtesy call at State House Nairobi Friday, he commended the community for living peacefully with other communities in different parts of the country, saying they had proved that Kenya can become an integrated society.

“That is what we want, a country where people are united and live together harmoniously regardless of their tribe or religion,” President Kenyatta said.

The community, through their leaders, assured the president of their support to him and to the government.

“We have sought this meeting with you to affirm our support to you and your government. We offer our community’s collective strength to support your bid for a second term,” said part of a memorandum read out by Dr Rashid Abdi Aman on behalf of the community.

Dr Aman said their diverse spread and settlement in most counties of Kenya placed the Isahakia community in a unique position to play a key role in driving the national agenda in development and unifying the country.

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale said the Somali community, whose members which include the Isahakia community, strongly support the Jubilee Government.

Citing the example of senior officials serving in the Jubilee Government, including Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary (Minister) Amina Mohamed, Duale said members of the Somali community had always delivered in their assigned positions.