As politicking in Kenya heats up ahead of the geeral election in August, President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned that the government will deal firmly with those who threaten Kenyans over politics.
The government will not stand by and watch politicians incite the people to one another because of politics, he said in Mombasa Thursday. The president is in this port city to launch various infrastructure projects.
He said the aim of the government was to ensure that the country moved forward peacefully and that all Kenyans lived together in harmony.
He urged politicians to avoid insults and embrace mature politics which would provide room for the people choose their leaders without coercion. There is no need to risk the lives of Kenyans because of petty politics, he said.
We have no time to quarrel with anyone but to implement development projects which will uplift the lives of all Kenyans.”
The President said when the season for politics comes he will move around the country asking for votes peacefully and urged all political leaders to learn to respect one another by selling their policies peacefully.
President Kenyatta also urged the people of Kenya’s coastal region to guard against people who were out to disrupt the existing peace and harmony, saying the region largely depended on tourism which could not thrive in a state of instability.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK