President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged leaders to shun divisive politics and embrace one another irrespective of their political leanings for the common good of all citizens.
Speaking when he hosted a goodwill delegation of elected leaders from Kajiado County, the President urged them to work together in order to realize faster development of the county.
“Competitive politics is not the end of everything. We have to continue working together for the betterment of our people,” the President said.
The delegation which was led by Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku included MP’s Katoo Ole Metito (Kajiado South), George Sunkuiya (Kajiado West), Joseph Manje (Kajiado North), Senator Philip Mpayie, nominated Senator Mary Seneta and Kajiado Women Rep Janet Teiyan.
Responding to issues raised by the leaders, President Kenyatta said his government is committed to delivering its development promises to the people of Kajiado.
He said development projects which the government is implementing in the county will be achieved in an environment of peace and unity.
“The work we want to do can only be achieved when leaders work together as a team. I am very committed to delivering the promises I made to the people of Kajiado,” said President Kenyatta.
While cautioning the visiting leaders against divisive politics, the President said there are several on-going projects, among them the construction of Ngong-Kiserian-Isinya-Mashuru Road which the Head of State visited over the weekend.
“What makes things difficult is cheap politics, but when people agree on what needs to be done, then it becomes easier to deliver services. We must ensure political calmness in order to develop our country,” said the President.
The President urged the leaders to come together and develop a genuine list of Kajiado County residents who need title deeds for their pieces of land in support of the government’s ongoing titling programme which is being slowed down by confusion and competing interests.
He said that the Government has made the provision of clean water to the residents of the county a priority.
The President also addressed community concerns about Magadi Soda Company and the Kenya Portland Cement saying the government will look into their concerns with a view of finding an amicable solution.
“We want to welcome investors but they also must do what is of the greater good for the community,” President Kenyatta said.
The President challenged the county leaders to partner with the national government in the ongoing decentralization of services through Huduma Centres and related interventions so as to cover the entire population.