Home News President Kenyatta urges leaders to tame ambitions, focus on development

President Kenyatta urges leaders to tame ambitions, focus on development

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged politicians to tame their political ambitions and allow for completion of his ‘big four’ agenda.

in what was seen as a swipe at the DP, the President said that they wanted to use the tranquility to work.

The Deputy President has taken off on his own since the March 2018 handshake. He has hit the campaign trail fully this year. This move, however, did not sit well will those allied to the President and Raila.

Put differences aside

The President was speaking at State House, where he was meeting with all parliament leaders.

“Why can’t we just tame our ambitions and take advantage of this rare situation, to say, those things that we disagree on we just put aside, those things that we agree on, we shall deliver for our people and for our country.” Uhuru said on the Saturday afternoon meeting.

The fallout between the President and his Deputy has seen political temperatures rise in the country.

Bills to support failing Big Four Agenda

The President further urged Parliament to pass bills which allowed for the attainment of ‘the Big Four Agenda’.

“If there’s something that’s going to prevent us from achieving that Big Four Agenda, it will be these things (bills stuck in the National Assembly and Senate),” Uhuru said, “It is important we iron out so that we can get to our destination within the time period that we have all identified. That should be our key objective.”

The President also hailed the new Parliament structure of incorporating opposition into parliamentary positions. That was indicative of a new desired Kenya, Kenyatta said.

Uhuru launched the Big Four Agenda as the legacy projects for his second term. The Big Four Agenda include Housing, Universal Health Coverage, Food Security and manufacturing.

So far, according to an article by the East African in January this year, only 1 per cent of them have been actualised.

Related news

DCI raid the house of suspected internet fraud in Wundanyi and arrest him

On 18th October, detectives in Wundanyi, Taita Taveta county, raided the house of Archibald Kalela Mwandawiro and arrested him on allegations of internet fraud...

I lost gubernatorial seat despite spending Ksh 418 million

For former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero, the 2017 gubernatorial elections will remain in his memory as it was an uphill task. Evans Kidero fought to...

Pilot of ill-fated Governor Tunai’s chopper, speaks up

The pilot of the ill-fated chopper carrying Narok Governor has spoken up about the incident. Governor Samuel ole Tunai, Lemanken Aramat, Narok East MP and...

Most read

Kenya confirms first death from coronavirus

On Thursday, the first Kenyan succumbed to the deadly coronavirus. Currently, the number of confirmed cases in Kenya stands at 31. The victim, a 66-year...

Man commits suicide after frequent calls from mobile loan app

A man from Navakholo, Kakamega allegedly took his life after constant pressure from a mobile loan app demanding he pays back his loan. Solomon Ayindi...