Clement Kamau and Eric Juma @PeopleDailyKe
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s elder sister Christina Pratt has said the family fully supports the recent unity between him and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
She said unity between the two leaders will bring national healing and ease political tensions for the good of the country’s development. Speaking on Sunday at Kamangu in Kikuyu sub-county during a fundraiser for ACK St Barnabas, Pratt urged Kenyans to support the initiative, which will enhance cohesion and curb tribal divisions.
Kiambu Deputy Governor James Nyoro and businessman George Wainaina, who were in attendance, urged Uhuru to tour Nyanza region to start the process of national healing.
Nyoro said Mt Kenya region was relieved by the peace handshake between the President and the former premier, adding that the deal will steer the country towards development. “We urge the leaders to walk the talk by starting peace tours across the country,” he said.
The deputy governor said he and his boss Ferdinand Waititu are committed to working together for the sake of development. Earlier, Pratt had challenged the duo to remain united and start development projects in the county, saying it should be a model one.
Meanwhile, Siaya ODM party leadership has welcomed President Uhuru Kenyatta to the county, saying his visit will open doors for development projects and national healing. They said Nyanza region is waiting for the President to deliver goodies, which “they have been denied by past regimes”.
Led by the Siaya ODM chairperson Emilly Awita, the leaders said Nyanza has lagged behind in development because of neglect by past regimes. Awita was accompanied by constituencies chairpersons including Douglas Otiato (Gem), Douglas Ombayo (Gem) and Orwenjo Umidha(Alego/Usonga).