I will deliver on my pledge, I will deliver on my promise, Uhuru says

President Uhuru Kenyatta at KICC on Wednesday, August 12, 2020/ PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he will not be derailed by politics in delivering his campaign pledges to Kenyans.

“I will deliver on my pledge. I will deliver on my promise,” President Kenyatta said on Wednesday at the KICC.

He spoke when he presided over the issuance of 2,100 titles to landowners in Kayole, Dandora, Mathare and Kariobangi estates among other neighbourhoods in Nairobi’s Eastlands area.

The President has in the recent past been accused of poor governance, as the cost of living and corruption continue to rise.

He has also been accused of ruling with a fix, especially when he sanctioned the purge in his party, Jubilee, targeting allies of his deputy, William Ruto.

On Tuesday, for instance, Nakrk Kenya leader Martha Karua said Uhuru’s  actions are not possible in a democracy, arguing that divergence of views must be tolerated.

“He can sack and appoint as he pleases in government but not the party,” Karua said on Twitter.

“Decisions must emanate from the National Executive Committee NEC which may include those he does not agree with,” she said.

The President’s comments also come a day after his deputy said he won’t be stopped by the Deep State in his march to State House in 2022.

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On Nairobi politics, the President asked Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to work with the Nairobi Metropolitan Service in service delivery.

He said NMS is rolling out a comprehensive service delivery programme that has seen it drill over 200 boreholes to provide free water, kick start the construction of 21 new hospitals and upgrading of access roads across the city in recent months.

On his part, Governor Mike Sonko pledged to work with the NMS to ensure seamless service delivery in the city.

NMS Director General Maj Gen. Mohamed Badi said his agency is committed to continue implementing the mandate given to it by the government.

A further 28,000 title deeds will be issued in the next two weeks to members of Embakasi Ranching in the ongoing national titling exercise that has seen the government issue over 5 million title deeds since 2013, Uhuru said.

The President urged recipients of the titles not to be duped into disposing off their land and instead utilise the documents to improve their wellbeing.

“When you get your title deed, please be careful not to be cheated by little money to sell your land which you’ve fought for, for all these years. Keep it and use it to help yourself, your children and your grandchildren,” Uhuru said.

Badi said the titles would help unlock the city’s business and investment potential.

The event was attended by Lands PS Nicholas Muraguri and Nairobi Regional Coordinator Kang’ethe Thuku among other government officials.

 

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