Government united to serve Kenyans - President Kibaki
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 18:24:00 CST
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NAIROBI - The Grand Coalition Government is unified and firmly focused on serving Kenyans and delivering harmonized pledges made by the coalition partners during the electioneering period, President Kibaki has stated.



Speaking at the Holy Family Basilica today where he and Prime Minister Rt. Hon Raila Odinga attended a church service to mark the second anniversary since the signing of the National Accord, President Kibaki affirmed that the coalition partners are in agreement on the necessary reforms that need to be instituted to catapult the nation into the league of prospered nations.

February 28th was designated as the day of National Unity and Thanksgiving for the Kenyan people to thank God for His mercy, love and for holding the country together.

President Kibaki confirmed that the signing of the National Accord was preceded by mutual agreement as national leaders that they both shared the dreams of the nation’s founding fathers of building a prosperous nation devoid of ignorance, disease and poverty.

The President declared that the Government was steadfast in generating wealth and enough opportunities to guarantee the Kenyan people decent livelihoods.

Expressing joy for the restoration of peace in the country, the Head of State urged Kenyans to desist from selfishness and to embrace free entrepreneurship that guarantees the welfare of majority in the society.

He further called on leaders and individual citizens to play their rightful roles in promoting peace and contribute towards building of a stable, democratic and prosperous nation.

With regard to constitution, President Kibaki appealed to parliamentarians to build the necessary consensus once the new document was tabled in parliament in order to safeguard the wishes of majority Kenyans and to facilitate its speedy enactment.

On his part the Prime Minister asserted that ‘no plenty’ can be found within the country’s border as espoused in the national anthem, ‘plenty be found within our borders’, unless there was stability and unity in the nation.

The Rt Hon Odinga noted that the Kenyan dream was well captured in the national anthem but cautioned that the citizens must embrace unity in diversity.

The Prime Minister said that while Kenyans were entitled to their opinion over the coalition government, he stated that many reforms had been instituted towards building a better country.

He declared that the draft constitution was entering its last stages and urged legislators to critically look into the supreme law once tabled in parliament and ensure that the aspirations of majority Kenyans are shielded.

The Prime Minister asked religious organizations to pray God to give Parliamentarians wisdom, courage and strength to conclude the remaining stages of the constitution making process.

In his sermon, Catholic Church head John Cardinal Njue urged Kenyans to live harmoniously and prayed God to guide Kenyan leaders in building a meaningful heritage for the future generations.

He appealed to worshippers and leaders to appreciate diversity and its richness as well as to protect the wellbeing of every citizen adding that God had blessed Kenyans with a beautiful nation.

Cardinal Njue cautioned that the nation must remain focused on its agenda of building a prosperous and stable country failure to which many temptations and challenges that lay on the path will undermine the vision.

In attendance was Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka, several cabinet ministers, assistant ministers and legislators, commissioners from the National Cohesion and Integration Commission led by their chair Dr Mzalendo Kibuja among other senior government officials.
 

Source: PPS







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