The Devolution Cabinet Secretary (CS), Eugene Wamalwa has challenged political leadership in the Country to support the President in the implementation of the Big Four Agenda in the spirit of the handshake, which seeks to foster cohesive development.
Wamalwa said persistent bickering over the 2022 succession politics is increasingly holding back the quest for affordable and decent housing, better health care, scaled up manufacturing and sustainable food sufficiency for the country as envisaged over the next five years.
The CS now wants the political leadership allied to the ruling Jubilee Party and the opposition to unite on a common front, that seeks to provide the government with the desired leverage in attaining the four goals, which are critical to the countrys development.
He said the handshake is a pathway to a conducive environment for development after years of animosity which he said, hampered social economic development that has left a significant number of citizens living in deprivation.
Wamalwa made the remarks on Sunday at St. Joseph Catholic in Nakuru Town West Constituency, where he led other leaders in a fundraiser in aid of construction of the church.
The CS observed that the irresponsible utterances have no place in a modern day democracy like Kenya which has already borne the brunt of reckless politics.
He advised political leaders in Nakuru County to refrain from the divisive succession politics, but instead foster to cohesion building and work with the electorate in improving their livelihoods.
Wamalwa also called for proper consultation among leaders over the contentious succession of the incumbent President, when the right time comes.
His sentiments were echoed by Bahati legislator, Kimani Ngunjiri, County Women Represantative, Lisa Chelule and Nakuru Town West Member of Parliament, Samuel Arama who appealed for sustained integration among communities in Nakuru County which is largely cosmopolitan.
Ngunjiri called on President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto to foster unity among all citizens and focus on their four point development plan for the country, while they quietly seek practical solutions to fault lines in the ruling party.
The Bahati MP said squabbling in the ruling coalition negates peace efforts building across the country and is a threat to the five year development strategy as outlined by the presidency.
However, the legislators vowed to support the Deputy President for the top job in 2022, saying this was the substance of the Memorandum of Understanding between the United Republican Party (URP) and The National Alliance (TNA) in 2013.
Source: Kenya News Agency