The Star (Nairobi)

15 June 2014

Kenya: No 'Nusu Mkate' Govt Uhuru Team Tells Raila

President Uhuru Kenyatta after he was made a Kikuyu elder during Othaya High school 50th Anniversary in Nyeri County on Saturday. MPs during the function warned Cord over incitement and demands for National Dialogue Photo/PSCU

"Tribalism, premature campaigns, divisive politics and use of abusive language against others will not help the country in any way," President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Jubilee MPs on Saturday told CORD members to forget any dreams of a 'half-loaf Government', saying there is a sitting Government that is firm and will not be shaken by threats.

Addressing hundreds of Nyeri residents who lined up the road in Nyeri town to greet President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Members of Parliament said the opposition should understand the true meaning of democracy and wait for the next election instead of inciting Kenyans.

The over 20 MPs from across the country had accompanied the President to Othaya Boys High School for the school's 50th anniversary celebrations and prize-giving day.

"There will be no other government until Kenyans go for another election in 2017," Othaya MP Mary Wambui said.

TNA Chairman Johnson Sakaja said the opposition's attempts to use a back door in the guise of 'national dialogue' to advance their political agenda will not succeed.

Sakaja advised the youth to be wary of politicians out use them to engage in demonstrations and other illegal activities, while their own children 'enjoy life' elsewhere.

The MPs maintained that it is only the President who has powers to declare a public holiday,following Raila Odinga's call for a national holiday on July 7.

The MPs said that Monday July 7 will be a working day and Kenyans should continue with their daily activities instead of heeding the opposition's call for a rally.

President Kenyatta assured Kenyans that the Government is steady and focused on its development agenda. He said the transformational journey the country has embarked on will not be derailed by noise makers.

"We have come here not to make noise but for development. That is our main concern -improvement of infrastructure, implementation of irrigation and other projects that will create jobs for our youth," the said.

"Tribalism, premature campaigns, divisive politics and use of abusive language against others will not help the country in any way," Uhuru said.

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