Thursday, August 1, 2013

President Kenyatta condemns Narasha evictions

President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing wananchi during a public baraza at Narasha Primary school grounds in Naivasha, Nakuru County.  Photo\PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing wananchi during a public baraza at Narasha Primary school grounds in Naivasha, Nakuru County. Photo\PSCU 

By PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the inhuman manner in which a court order to evict families at Narasha in Nakuru County was executed.

Addressing a public baraza at Narasha primary on Thursday, the President asked wananchi to give the committee investigating the evictions a chance to conclude their work.

The committee will be headed by Interior and National Coordination Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku.

Saying Government was not involved in the evictions, the President assured affected families their plight will be addressed.

He urged Kenyans to be wary of politicians who incite them to violence and abandon them when chaos breaks out.

“Some politicians who have been in Government during the land dispute period are coming here to incite you against the current Government barely six month in office. Tell them off,” he said.

President Kenyatta commended the current elected leaders in Nakuru, Narok and Kajiado counties for their political maturity in handling the Narasha evictions.

He said that challenges facing Kenyans cannot be addressed amicably through incitement but through participation and dialogue.

The President affirmed his commitment to uniting Kenyans. He said communities must co-exist harmoniously and end the cycle of clashes after every five years.

President Kenyatta said his Government will work with leaders from across the political divide to develop the country for the benefit of all Kenyans.

He appealed on leaders to shun divisive politics and work together to improve the lives of Kenyans.

“Mine is a Government that will serve all Kenyans in a just manner and without discrimination,” the President said.

He asked leaders to lead by example by respecting the law and the rights of others.

President Kenyatta put on notice civil servants who failed to execute their duties in a civilised manner.

Speaking during the occasion, Deputy President William Ruto commended wananchi in the area for embracing peace despite the challenges.

The Deputy President stressed that disputes should be resolved through peaceful means, pointing out that the Government’s transformative agenda can only succeed in a conducive environment.

During the rally attended by 25 Members of Parliament among other elected leaders from the three counties, wananchi resolved to live harmoniously and support Government’s development agenda.

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