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President Uhuru Kenyatta attends Saitoti memorial fete, calls for unity

By PPS | June 16th 2013


NAIROBI, KENYA: President Uhuru has called on Kenyans to embrace peace to create a progressive, all-inclusive and?prosperous nation.

Speaking yesterday during former Internal Security Minister George Saitoti’s memorial service in?Kitengela, Kajiado, Uhuru urged leaders to engage less in squabbles?and focus on serving Kenyans.

He asked Kenyans to respect the law. “That Constitution was not supposed to divide us. It was actually supposed?to bring us closer as a nation,” he said, adding that the law was aimed at?ensuring leaders’ work was felt countrywide.

The President reiterated his commitment to working with leaders from?all parts of the country, saying that would positively transform the nation. “I stand ready to work with all leaders towards?that fulfillment, knowing that no individual has the capacity?to deliver single-handedly”.

Uhuru said the late Saitoti served the country diligently for over 30 years in?different capacities, and avoided controversy. He urged leaders to emulate Saitoti, adding: “I believe that is what the late (Saitoti) would?have wanted us to do.”

Former National Assembly Speaker Francis ole?Kaparo, also attending, and called on Kenyans to emulate Saitoti by being?tolerant even to their bitter enemies. Kajiado Senator Peter Mositet said Saitoti lived with his neighbours peacefully and significantly?contributed to the development of Kajiado County.?

The mass was conducted by  John Cardinal Njue and Ngong Catholic Bishop John Oballa. Cardinal Njue urged Kenyans to uphold national unity and?pray for the country’s leaders.

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