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Uhuru, Raila meet Nyanza leaders ahead of Madaraka day celebrations in Kisumu

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Luo Nyanza leaders at State House Nairobi. PHOTO/ COURTESY

STATE HOUSE – President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday May 28, met elected Luo Nyanza leaders at State House, Nairobi ahead of his development tour of the region.

The President said he was focused on developing all parts of the country, something that been affected by bad politics and which prompted him to come together with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

President Kenyatta told the leaders that he was determined to leave a legacy of a strong, united and prosperous country where all citizens are proud to be Kenyans.

President Uhuru during the meeting with elected leaders from Nyanza

“Kenya is about all of us. Kenya cannot succeed without all of us. It needs all of us. This is to me the spirit of handshake. If it was about two individuals we would not have reached where we are.

“It is not about two people rather it is about bringing the country back on track. It is about bringing the people of a nation to feel once again that they are part and parcel of a home.

“It is to remove the issue of people feeling marginalized, isolated, left out and to encourage a feeling that existed in this country. We want to go back where all citizens will feel proud to be Kenyans,” the President said.

He pointed out that his Administration will continue rolling out development programs across the country so as to ensure that all Kenyans benefit from national resources.

The Head of State said divisive and populist politics had not helped any country in the world achieve its agenda for the people.

ODM leader Raila Odinga speaking to elected leaders from Nyanza at state house.

Odinga on his part, commended the president’s move to initiate projects across the country as this way a way Kenya would resuscitate its economy.

The opposition leader thanked President Kenyatta for inaugurating various projects in the recent past adding that they will help the country recover from effects of Covid-19.

MP’s Dr James Nyikal, John Mbadi, James Orengo, Junet Mohammed, and Gladys Wanga also spoke at the meeting that was attended by Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua, and Cabinet Secretaries Fred Matiang’i (Interior), George Magoha (Education), Mutahi Kagwe (Health), James Macharia (Transport), Joe Mucheru (ICT) and Sicily Kariuki (Water).

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