The Head of State divulged that he had been receiving calls from some of his friends asking him to stop the demolitions
He added that he was ready to lose more friends in his fight against corruption
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday stated that he would not relent in his quest to conserve the environment and buildings found on road reserves and riparian land would be demolished.
Speaking during a church service at the Faith Evangelistic Ministry (FEM) church in Karen, the Head of State divulged that he had been receiving calls from some of his friends asking him to stop the demolitions.
“I have received many calls being asked ‘how can you sit and just watch all this destruction going on. You must stop it.’
“…it is difficult to stop, not because we love to destroy but because we must fight impunity'”, he said.
The President added that he was ready to lose more friends in his fight against corruption because the right things have to be done.
“I have lost close friends over the war on corruption. We must be ready to lose friends and do what is right in the eyes of God,” he reiterated.
President Kenyatta further stated: “We must fight impunity not because we want to destroy for the sake of it.
“If we do not fight impunity, we will not achieve our goals. For the country to succeed we must fight corruption and impunity,” said President Kenyatta.
The President who was joined by Deputy President William Ruto at the church service said the sustained war against graft is aimed at creating a conscientious nation that respects, treasures and values hard work and integrity.
He observed that the envisaged transformation of the nation cannot succeed as long as corruption is allowed to continue destroying the nation.
“Kenya is in a state of transformation. We are in a process of change. The power to transform this nation resides in every Kenyan.
Both Bishop Clarence McClendon who delivered the sermon and Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke who addressed the faithful through video-link described Kenya as a great country that is on the right path of development.
Here is the video courtesy of SDV:
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