President Ruto expresses concern over Kenyans were disparaging their country amid challenges they’re facing.
President William Ruto has urged Kenyans to remain patriotic and preserve the principles of their country’s founding fathers.
Speaking ahead of the Christmas celebrations at the Eldoret State Lodge in Uasin Gishu County, where he hosted officials and kids from 52 children’s homes, the Head of State advised Kenyans to have a positive outlook on their nation no matter what, adding that challenges were being resolved.
President Ruto expressed worry that while foreigners were praising Kenya, some Kenyans were demeaning their country.
“Let us love our country. There are too many negative voices out there. some people are blowing some issues about the country out of proportion instead of showing love for the nation. This is our motherland and the only home that we have given to us by God,” remarked Ruto.
Ruto cited the example of the United States-based travel agency Lonely Planet that recognised Nairobi as the best destination to visit in 2024.
The President noted that the assessment placed Nairobi ahead of bigger and better-known cities like Paris, Montreal, and Philadelphia, among others.
Ruto further noted that the World Bank has placed Kenya as the 29th fastest growing economy in the world.
“In addition, World Bank has also placed Kenya as the country with the third highest diaspora remittances in the world,” he said.
He said Kenyans have many good reasons to be proud of their country.
“As Kenyans, we have many reasons to love our country despite the challenges facing us. These challenges will soon be resolved,” President Ruto stated.