‘Protect my legacy and Kibaki’s by not electing thieves’ – Uhuru says
President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the electorate to elect leaders whose agenda is peace and uniting the nation in order to safeguard his legacy and that of his predecessor Mwai Kibaki.
Kenyatta reiterated that the fate of his legacy and that of former president Kibaki will be determined by the kind of leaders Kenyans will elect in the upcoming general elections.
He advised the voters not to elect “thieves” and cautioned them against divisive and empty political rhetoric, saying his focus was achieving his development agenda for the country.
“Please don't allow Mwai Kibaki's 10 years and my 10 years to be destroyed by electing thugs and thieves,” Kenyatta said in his native Kikuyu language.
The head of state further urged the people not to be incited and choose leaders who will ensure the country remains peaceful and united.
“I urge you, don't be incited. Choose leaders who will ensure this country remains peaceful and united and those who will carry on with the work we already started and not take us back to where we came from,” Kenyatta said.
Kenyatta recapped that at the moment his focus is peace and unity, which he said were the foundation for development in the country.
The president was on his way from the Cadets Pass-out Parade at the Kenya Prisons Staff Training College when he made a brief stopover in Ruiru Town to acknowledge greetings from residents who turned out in large numbers to receive him.