President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he will not back down on his quest to unite the country. He dismissed those opposed to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.
Speaking during the launch of a new cement factory in Rongai, Nakuru County, Uhuru said he has chosen to unite Kenyans to spur development and will never look back. “On this journey, no one can stop me. I have said this before. We will get to our destination,” said the President amid cheers.
He said his aim is to end violence and bloodshed after every election cycle in the country, adding that all Kenyans must feel part and parcel of the government.
“I want a country where Kenyans will vote and go home peacefully and after the results people return to their work without violence and chaos,” he said. He urged those opposing the BBI report not to fear coming together with other Kenyans because it is the only way the country will remain stable and realise development.
“Let’s not be afraid of coming together. It is what is necessary for stability and to move this country forward. I will not be shaken. That is where I am and I will continue on that path until Kenyans have peace.
The head of state praised the Devki Group for supporting industrialization efforts with the Salgaa plant being the fifth cement factory to be established by the group. President Uhuru said plans are underway to establish another cement factory in West Pokot County in the coming months.
The plant is expected to produce 750,000 tonnes of cement annually and will hire close to 10000 Kenyans once in operation.
Uhuru was accompanied Mining and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary John Munyes and a host of Principal Secretaries and CASs.
Also present at the meeting were Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui, Alex Tolgos (Elgeyo-Marakwet), John Lonyangapuo (West Pokot), Ndiritu Muriithi (Laikipia) among other leaders.