President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged politicians to embrace sobriety and conduct their campaigns peacefully, saying that was key to building a strong and stable nation.
The President warned against political squabbles and incitement, terming the two vices “misguided routes to leadership that apart from planting the seed of hatred and enmity did not serve the interests of the electorate”.
“When leaders fight, the citizens are the ones who lose. I, therefore, urge politicians to shun political bickering which creates unfavourable environment for development,” said President Kenyatta.
President Kenyatta spoke today when he laid a foundation stone for Dikkir Level 4 Hospital in Narok County
Expressing his vision for a healthier nation, the President pointed out that once the construction of the hospital is complete the National Government would install specialised medical equipment through the Managed Equipment Services (MES) programme to provide the residents with access to specialized medical services within the Emurua Dikkir constituency.
“This hospital will cost over 200 million shillings to bring it to a Level 4 hospital. Once complete we will install modern equipment which include x-ray machines, theatre equipment, radiology, surgical and sterilisation kits as well as a modern laboratory among other necessary facilities,” said President Kenyatta.
The Head of State emphasized that his Administration’s main aim is to ensure equitable development across the country so to also uplift areas that were previously marginalized.
He said it was for this reason that Jubilee is asking Kenyans to elect good leaders who would work with the national Government in achieving that vision.
“We will not achieve our development agenda as a nation if we continue with divisive politics. That’s why I keep on insisting that as leaders and as Kenyans we need to work together as a team,” said the President.
The President pointed out at that for the last four years, Jubilee has been able to achieve much in terms of development because of unity in the Government.
He applauded his excellent working relations with Deputy President William Ruto, saying it has ensured that Kenyans get the services that they required.
The Deputy President called on the residents of Emurua Dikkir to elect development-conscious leaders who would be able to work with the national government to on development to uplift their lives.
“We will walk together to fulfil whatever we pledged to do here as Government as you are the ones who gave us the mandate to serve you and all Kenyans,” said the Deputy President.
Other speakers included the Narok Governor Samuel Tunai, area MP Jonathan Ng’eno and National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale.