President Uhuru Kenyatta has this morning given an interview on the state of the nation to three Kikuyu vernacular radio stations; Coro FM, Kameme FM and Inooro FM.
Uhuru in his radio interview discussed his legacy, the BBI and the government’s commitment to support young people by supporting their businesses.
Here are some of his translated quotes.
President Kenyatta: Let’s not bring petty politics to the BBI process. BBI seeks to offer solutions to perennial problems, am perturbed by politicians looking at BBI through a political lens.
President Kenyatta: let’s engage in serious discussion on policies and issues. Let’s not pit our people against each other.
President Kenyatta: Am dedicated to actualizing my plans for the country but not their insults. We have the power to unite the country and ensure lasting peace in the country. That’s my commitment.
President Kenyatta: The dynasty narrative is misplaced. My proposal on a rotational presidency was informed by the need not to put a section of a community against each other.
If someone wants to use the logic that because my father was President, & now I am president our Family is a dynasty. Does that mean if your father was a doctor that you should not be one?
President Kenyatta: We decided to have the government support young people by supporting their businesses through the suspension of tax for the first six years.
President Kenyatta: Am grateful for the support accorded to me by the Kenyan people during the 2017 election
President Kenyatta: The events after the 2017 general election prompted me to seek a sitting with my political adversaries.
President Kenyatta: The handshake was a result of the engagement. We wanted to find solutions to perennial conflict that follows all election cycles.
President Kenyatta: After every election, it often turns into a tribal competition. We needed to change the narrative. We want a solution where every community will be included
President Kenyatta: We noted that under representation was identified as a major problem. We decided to have constituencies determined by population.
President Kenyatta: We decided to devolve funds to the counties by increasing shareable revenue.
President Kenyatta says his government remains committed to peace and development.
Uhuru’s interview with Kikuyu radio stations ignited mixed reactions among Kenyans with many castigating the president for speaking to his tribesmen only.