President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday morning voted at Mutomo primary school polling station in Gatundu, Kiambu.
The head of state was accompanied by his wife, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and a couple of family members to cast his ballot at about 10.50am at a polling center packed with voters.
Speaking to the press after voting, the President called on Kenyans to maintain peace during and after voting.
“Those who desire to vote should be allowed to vote those who do not wish to do so it also their democratic right. But no right supersedes the other.”
He said that he hopes that the country will move forward after the poll that has been skipped by the opposition.
“I believe that we are tired as a country of electioneering. It is time we move forward. Let us cast our votes, elect our leaders and move on,” he said.
He added: “I believe that we are tired as a country of electioneering. It is time we move forward. Let us cast our votes, elect our leaders and move on."
President Uhuru further said that the election will prove that Kenya is a mature democracy. “Kenya is proving that our democracy is maturing, not only maturing but has matured. Kenya has proved that it can go through a presidential election nullification, accept it, and give Kenyans another opportunity to get back to the ballot and once again decide who their leader shall be. Our institutions are maturing and I believe that is the path all of us on the African continent should look forward to,” he said.
The President also indicated that he may reach out to his nemesis Raila Odinga,after the election. “As a responsible leader you must reach out and that is my intention.”