Shortly after his meeting with Abagusii leaders at Kisii State Lodge, President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed thousands of Kisii and Nyamira residents at Gusii Stadium.
The President thanked the Abagusii community for their steadfast support throughout his decade-long tenure as Head of State, and rallied them to make the right political choices in Tuesday’s election.
At the same, President Kenyatta urged politicians vying for various positions in Kisii and Nyamira to avoid divisive politics for the sake of the region’s unity and progress post next week’s polls.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated the need for Kenyans to move forward together peacefully as the August 9th General Election approaches.
The Head of State emphasized that Kenyans should embrace peace at all times, saying they should shun leaders who preach divisive politics and hatred.
In this regard, President Kenyatta urged residents of Kisii and Nyamira to elect leaders allied to the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Alliance led by presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua who have the interest of the country at heart.
President Kenyatta spoke on Wednesday when he addressed a mammoth public rally at the Gusii Stadium in Kisii town that was attended by people from Kisii and Nyamira counties.
The President, who had earlier held a leaders meeting at the Kisii State Lodge, also urged political leaders to conduct peaceful campaigns without scaring voters.
He said the development momentum the country has gained will not be disrupted if Kenyans put the interests of the country above personal gains.
“To succeed, you must be a team. People must work together if you are to succeed. We have been able to work together all along… and that is how we want to continue building the unity of this nation.
On their part, Abagusii leaders led by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Governors James Ongwae (Kisii) and Amos Nyaribo (Nyamira) thanked the President for several national Govt devpt projects implemented in the region including the Shs 1.6 bn Kisii water project.
Honoured to host H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta on his rendezvous with the Abagusii community, who have heeded his call for 100 percent voter turn-out and taken his counsel to make the right choices at the ballot on 9th August. The people have seen the wave and will follow the direction of their best interests and that of the country, Matiang’i wrote on his official Facebook page
Governor James Ongwae particularly thanked President Kenyatta for pioneering devolution saying the transfer of resources to the Counties had tremendously transformed the region’s economic fortunes and wellbeing.