President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again reaffirmed his commitment to conceding defeat if he loses in next week’s election.
Speaking during another Facebook live chat with Kenyans under #ChatWithUhuru hashtag on Sunday evening, the Head of State asked his rivals to also concede in order to maintain peace in the country.
“I’m the man who abides by the wish of the people and I pray that my opponents do the same. I ask Kenyans to look at one another as brother and sister,” he said.
Uhuru assured Kenyans that the government has put all measures in place to ensure that Kenyans will be safe during and after the elections.
“We are putting in place measures and our security team is working to ensure the safest and most peaceful elections held in this country,” he said.
Asked on what he has done to turn around things at the marginalized North Eastern region, Uhuru said that his government has done more than any other previous administrations by digging boreholes, constructing roads and putting such areas and Northern Kenya on the national electricity grid.
“We don’t want a situation where anyone coming from places like Moyale says they are going to ‘Kenya” just because they feel excluded,” he said.
On why his children have not actively been involved in his reelection campaigns, Uhuru said: “I don’t want them involved in the campaigns unless they do so desire. All I aspire is to create a Kenya where not just them, but any other child out there can do whatever they want.”
This was the second time the Head of State went live on Facebook to answer directly questions asked by Kenyans, after a similar chat one week ago.
He said that Jubilee has created enough foundation that will see creation of employment for the youth, by improving electricity production and connectivity, building new railway and other mega projects like roads which will create ground for industrialization, thus creating job opportunities.