President Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to shun divisive politics and instead focus on national development.
Speaking in Nakuru on Tuesday when he issued 40,000 title deeds to members and descendants of Nyakinyua from Kiambogo and Solai areas, Kenyatta noted that 2020 is a year for work and promised to continue with his efforts of uniting the country.
“This is a year for work. Those whose business is to use every opportunity to do politics should look for other gatherings to do so. We’ve been here for less than 30 minutes and we’ve finished our business here,” said Uhuru.
“We want this to be the year of work. A year when we fulfill our promises to the people. Not every time to do politics as if there’s nothing else to do.”
He indicated that the issuance of title deeds to Nyakinyua was part of his administration’s efforts to honor those who fought for the country’s independence even as he directed the Ministry of Lands to waive all charges on the titles issued to the group.
“Today is a very important day for me because, for a very long time, we’ve been working to resolve the challenge of giving title deeds to our elders, those who fought for the independence of our country.”
“Many of those that bought land, many have died and their children left in problems because their land, which is their right, they couldn’t subdivide because they didn’t have title deeds,” added Kenyatta.
Kenyatta revealed that his administration has issued 800,000 title deeds since 2013 compared to only 120,000 that had been issued since independence.