President Uhuru Kenyatta has told opposition leaders to learn to be civilised even as they engage in competitive politics.
He said nothing warrants a politician to use foul language every other day and added that such leaders need to learn how to be civilised human beings.
“Go back to school and learn to be civilised human beings,” said the President when he addressed a huge gathering at Katulu Primary school in Matungulu Constituency, Machakos County.
There was a rapturous cheer when the President said some politicians who often use abusive language should take advantage of schools that are now connected to electricity and get some education.
He said those who lost in the last elections should be looking at themselves to find out why Kenyans rejected them instead of engaging in unnecessary criticisms.
“We are looking at a different age where things are done in a civilised manner and those days of insulting other leaders is gone,” he said.
The President said such leaders and those engaging in similar sideshows should instead contribute to efforts to develop the country and wait for the next elections.
“Kenyans want kazi mashinani (development at the grassroots level) and not the other things they talk about,” he said.
The President said the Jubilee administration is ready to work with all elected leaders irrespective of their parties to benefit Kenyans.
Deputy President William Ruto said the Jubilee Government will not be distracted from its development agenda.
“There is a time for everything. There is a time for work and there is a time for stories. This is the time for development and they should stop the stories,” he said.
The DP said the Jubilee Government respects all elected leaders and will work with all irrespective of their political parties.
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua said he will continue working with the National Government to develop his county.
He said Kenyans want development and his politics is based on progress for the people.
Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana said Kenyans want development at the grassroots and the electrification projects was one of the things people have been yearning for.
“Kenyans want maendeleo mashinani and this is the way to go,” he said at the event where President Kenyatta launched the Last Mile Connectivity Project and commissioned the National Schools Electrification Project.
The Last Mile Connectivity Project targets to have at least 70 per cent of Kenyan households connected to electricity.
The schools electrification project to connect all schools in the country to electricity will be completed by next year.
The well attended gathering was also addressed by MPs from Machakos and neighbouring counties. Several MPs from the Coast region also spoke at the event.