Uhuru promises peaceful transition after the August general election at the National prayer breakfast.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has promised to hand over power after the August elections.
During the National prayer breakfast held today 26, May, Uhuru assured presidential contenders that he would hand over power to the team that would emerge victorious.
Uhuru Promises Peaceful Transition
The President stated that he does not want to disrupt the tradition of passing on the burden of administering the country from one generation to the next.
“Even as we engage in the upcoming context, we know that national building is passed from generation to generation, and pass baton unbroken and I expect to do just that,” he said.
“The tempo of our politics is beating at an increasing note day by day. I hope the spirit of togetherness endures,” he said.
The President called on those seeking elective positions to be ambassadors of peace and unity.
The President said he would wish to proceed to retirement peacefully – according to DP William Ruto’s prayer- when his term ends in August.
“Mine is to wish you all peace, and wish that we will end up much more united and stronger after this election than ever before.”
“…And to wish each and every person the best of luck knowing that there would be only one winner… Our prayer is that we shall accept and move forward and live to fight another day,” Uhuru said.
“I do hope the prayers of Ruto come true. I am looking forward to a lot of peace and enjoyment in the years to come.”
On his side, Deputy President William Ruto said he will accept the results of the August presidential election
Ruto said that whoever will be elected as the next president of Kenya after the polls will be in line with the will of God as leadership comes from Him.
“Whoever will be elected in this election will be the will of God, and I will accept the results that will be announced,” he said. He also maintained that the coming elections will be peaceful, despite people being anxious about how polls will end.