NAIROBI, President Uhuru Kenyatta has written a personal letter to Kenyans seeking their vote for the Supreme Court-mandated repeat Oct 26 presidential election.

In a rare gesture of communication with Kenyans, the president, in the letter circulated through the daily newspapers, begins by humbly submitting himself to Kenyans saying it has not been an easy year for the county.

Outlining his government’s achievements over the last four years, the Head of State said he was writing to the country as a fellow citizen and worker.

In the letter addressed with a stamp of 50 shillings bearing a man holding a Kenyan flag, the president said he was taking the opportunity not as a politician but a fellow Kenyan and a worker to reach out to the millions of Kenyans who are facing tough times.

Our current situation is not helping us. Things are slowing down. The economy is starting to take a hit. There is anxiety and uncertainty in the air. We are all feeling it, whether you are from the north, south, east or west of the country. The Kenyan economy is one economy. When Kenya slows down, it slows down for everyone, President Kenyatta said in his letter.

In order to overcome this, President Kenyatta says, Kenya needs to go back to work and this can only be achieved if the nation exercises its democratic right of voting without fear.

“When we vote, peace wins, progress is achieved and Kenya wins,” he wrote. He urged the nation not to feel frustrated or tired but to seize the opportunity and do it again.

He added: So fellow Kenyan, I know you are frustrated and you are tired. But we did it once and we can do it again. On 26th of October 2017, I humbly ask for your vote so that together, we can get our country moving again.

He finished by appealing to the nation to vote for him so that together the wheels of the nation can get moving again. Our work, however, is not finished; we need to ensure that we create prosperity not just for a few but for all of 45 million Kenyans.