A fiery President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again directed his anger and frustration at politicians concentrating on 2022 election campaigns. This time, the president warned the politicians not to undermine his presidency.
At the same time, the president intimated that he was not interested in serving another term and his focus at the moment was ensuring delivery of Jubilee’s agenda.
Addressing the forum in his native Gikuyu language, the president who was accompanied by his deputy William Ruto, beseeched the country to refrain from politicking and concentrate on unity and development of the country.
The president’s speech, translated, read as follows:
“I want to leave this country a peaceful nation where anyone can travel anywhere to do business without fear and go back home to their family with what they have earned. I have chosen to speak vernacular and I’ll go around repeating the same.
Some of the thugs that you people elected should not mistake me for a little boy to play with. They will not stand in the way that I have chosen and where I want to take this nation.
They keep going around the country but they should know they didn’t give me any votes, I am the one who campaigned for them.
You (the people) gave me the mandate to lead this country and that is what I stand by until I finish the job. Have you heard me, my people?” he asked 4 times repeatedly, with his voice getting louder every time.
I want peace and I’ll look for it wherever it may be found so that even 50 years from now, people will go about their business anywhere they want.
My silence makes them think that…it’s just that I said I don’t want to talk politics…let them not mistake my silence to mean they have power over me. I will flush them out of those places that they go to, just wait and see.
Even if you are an honorable member. You should go back to your constituents and develop the area with the money you have been given. Don’t go around the country telling people how you will rise to power. You will go nowhere without Kenyans.
They just make noise for me every day because they have been written about in the media. Let us work, build schools connect homes to the electricity grid, build hospitals and light neighborhoods so our mothers can sell vegetables even at night. Let us build police stations to enhance security. These are what Kenyans need, not you running your mouth all the time taking us round in circles
I am sorry for talking in anger but I saw the chance and took it. I’m speaking before God and I know he supports the things I’ve said; to work for our people. Not traversing the country intimidating others.
Are we on this together? Do you support my call for getting to work? What about development? Do you support unity?
May God bless you and this country. Put God first and when you go home, tell the people you find that the sone of Jomo still stands strong and he has this nation under control” he concluded his fiery speech.”