DAILY NATION: Let us work, Uhuru Kenyatta tells Raila and Opposition

President Uhuru Kenyatta is robed in the Chancellor's gown when he arrived at Kibabii University in Bungoma for the institution's inaugural graduation on November 24, 2016. PHOTO | PSCU |DAILY NATION

President Kenyatta has slammed the Opposition for always criticising government projects.

Speaking in Kanduyi en route to Kibabii University in Bungoma, where he is expected to preside over the institutions inaugural graduation ceremony, the President asked the opposition to give Jubilee administration time to work for Kenyans.

“They were once in leadership positions in the country, what did the do for Kenyans?…We are reviving Pan Paper factory…and constructed several road in the country…these people should let us work,” he said.


“There are people who don’t see anything good in this country…We will develop this country equally without discrimination.”

The President further called on Kenyans to stop tribal politics and unite.

“We cannot develop our country through confrontation…this can only be achieved through unity and cooperation,” he said.

The Opposition, led by Raila Odinga, has accused Mr Kenyatta of presiding over massive looting of public resources through mega projects such the Standard Gauge Railway and the National Youth Service.

The government has also been accused of losing billions of shillings in the Health ministry and the Eurobond, claims it denies.

Mr Kenyatta is later on expected to tour Pan Paper Mills in Webuye ahead of its re-opening next month.

He is accompanied by Cabinet secretaries Fred Matiang’i (Education), Eugine Wamalwa (Water) and Prof Judy Wakhungu (Environment) and other leaders from the region.

More to follow.