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.