Uhuru: Government focused on serving Kenyans
President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the Jubilee Government’s focus on serving Kenyans through implementation of its manifesto will not be derailed.
Speaking when he and Deputy President William Ruto attended thanksgiving prayers for Mosop Member Stephen Bittok at Kaiboi Technical Training Institute grounds in Nandi County, President Kenyatta said the Government has embarked on fulfilling the pledges it made to Kenyans and will not look back.
“No disruption will make us lose focus. Our interest is delivering the pledges we made to the people of Kenya. For example, we promised free maternity – we are providing it. We said we will provide capital for the youth to start businesses –we are doing that through the Uwezo Funds,” he said.
The President called on all Kenyans to unite in developing the country instead of dwelling on divisive politics.
On his part, the Deputy President urged county governments to play their role fully in taking development to the grassroots as the national Government fulfills its part at the national level.
“We have allocated a lot of resources to the counties. They should ensure they focus on utilizing those resources for the benefit of Kenyans instead of engaging in activities that will retard development,” the Deputy President said.
During the occasion, President Kenyatta and Deputy President Ruto helped to raise over Kshs 11.4 million in aid of 33 churches in the constituency, with the President donating Kshs 2 million while the Deputy President gave Kshs 1 million.
Meanwhile, President Kenyatta has said the Government will not tolerate individuals misusing religion to propagate an evil agenda.
Speaking when he hosted Muslims for an Iftar dinner at Kakamega State lodge, President Kenyatta said people who murder and maim others in the name of religion are criminals who should be dealt with firmly according to the law.
Saying in dealing with terror activities the Government is not in any way targeting Muslims, President Kenyatta emphasized that he will not abdicate his responsibility of ensuring stability which is key to development.
“Terrorists are criminals and we have to treat them as such. We will show no mercy to those hiding under religion to cause havoc in the country,” President Kenyatta said.
He said no true religion sanctions killing of innocent people and urged the Muslim community in the country to help the Government by identifying criminals who misuse religion to harm to other Kenyans.
“The Government alone cannot be able to secure peace without the support of its citizens. You can help by identifying criminals who misuse Islam,” President Kenyatta said.
He added: “When you identify them then we, as the Government, will know how to deal with them.”
The President said the Jubilee Government has taken care of the interests of all Kenyans by ensuring that no community is marginalized in development.
It is for this reason that the Jubilee Government ensured Muslims are appointed to key positions, the President said.
“Let us speak the truth, this is the only Government which appointed Muslims to key positions. More Muslims are now in Government than ever before,” the President said.
President Kenyatta stressed that Kenyans must unite and work together to fight those intending to cause instability in the country.
Deputy President William Ruto said Kenya is one country under the leadership of President Kenyatta and urged Kenyans to reject attempts to divide them along tribal or religious lines.
“The Government will work for all Kenyans irrespective of their creed, tribal or political affiliation,” said the Deputy President.