Deputy President William Ruto has urged Kenyans to unite, maintain peace and love each other to lay a strong foundation for a prosperous nation.
Mr. Ruto stressed that citizens from all parts of the country must maintain good relations to secure peace and unity among all the Kenyan communities.
“As Kenyans we should appreciate our country and celebrate our God-given blessings by regarding each other as brothers and sisters irrespective of our ethnic or political backgrounds,” said Mr. Ruto.
“All of us are in this great nation because of God’s willing and none of us is here by mistake. This is why we should embrace one another and live harmoniously.” Added the Deputy President.
The Deputy President made the remarks at his Sugoi home when he hosted thousands Sugoi residents and officials of 32 SOS Children’s Villages in Uasin-Gishu County on the eve of Christmas where he gave them various foodstuffs.
Mr. Ruto who was flanked by his wife, Rachel Ruto and their children said Christmas gives Kenya an opportunity to reflect on the seamless integration of spiritual and human welfare.
He said this festive season gives Kenyans a chance to appreciate how service to humanity and common good enhance the collective purpose.
“We should live together as Kenyans and work closely with one another so as to harness the many blessings we enjoy for a brighter future,” said Mr. Ruto.
He added: “Kenyans can have the opportunity to reflect on the Christ aspirations of selfless attention to the less fortunate members of the society.” The Deputy President said it was time Kenyans uphold the spirit of peace, national healing and reconciliation as a means to realize social and economic prosperity. He said it is only through peace and reconciliation that Kenyans can live together as brothers and sisters irrespective of tribal and political affiliations.
‘’We need to use this occasion to come up with useful building blocks towards attainment of peace in the country,’’ said the Deputy President.
He urged Kenyans to extend a helping hand no matter how small, for this will bring joy and make Christmas brighter for the disadvantaged.
Mr. Ruto send a goodwill message to Kenyans as they join Christians all over the world in celebrating the festive season urging them to be accommodative and mindful of others.
He noted that Christmas was a season of rejoicing in which Christians commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ.