By KBC Reporters
Kenyans and opinion leaders have welcomed calls by President Uhuru Kenyatta for the nation to work as one and forge in the same direction.
A number of leaders say peace and co-existence should reign high even as the country enters the electioneering period.
Speaking at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos County during Mashujaa day celebrations the Head of state cautioned Kenyans not to fall into the political bandwagon of destructive politics.
Political leaders attending the event underscored the President’s call for unity calling on their colleagues to conduct campaigns in peace as the country inches closer to the 2017 general election.
But leaders opposed to the leadership of Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka were unkind to the CORD Co-principal of introducing politics in the event.
MPs John Munuve of Mwingi North and Yatta’s Francis Mwangangi took issue with Musyoka’s sentiments that he had formally handed them over to Jubilee and that they would face the wrath of the electorate.
Minority Leader in the National Assembly Francis Nyenze called on Kenyans to rise above ethnic politics as demonstrated by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
And to the citizenry attending the event, it will not only be historical in their minds but an opportunity to reflect on the need to have peace not only from within but even without.
Meanwhile, Kenyans were treated to thrilling Mashujaa Day celebrations which went down in Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
The event which was being held for the first time out of Nairobi city attracted thousands of locals who witnessed Machakos make history by hosting the all-important national event.
And the county did not disappoint which mouth wetting performances from school children to the charm of the county governor making Machakos indeed the place to be.
Kenyans are welcoming the idea of hosting the national celebrations out of the capital city, as a demonstration that all counties are equal.
This year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations is the 2nd national event to be held outside the capital city, and many Kenyans who attended the event feel the government should continue with this trend