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Reconciliation to be priority in Jubilee second term, says Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto has said the Jubilee administration will begin prioritise a vigorous reconciliation drive after President Uhuru Kenyatta is sworn into office for his final term.

He said they will work hard to heal the scars of division left in the country by the just-concluded elections.

“Now that the chapter of political campaigns in the country is over, as Jubilee, we shall embark on a mission to unify Kenyans together with other stakeholders in peace immediately the President-elect is sworn into office so as to give hope to our children,” he said.

No discrimination

He was speaking at Eldoret Catholic Church in Uasin Gishu yesterday during a mass held in honour of Bishop Cornelius Korir who died on Monday last week after a short illness at his Elgon View residence.

Ruto also assured Kenyans that the government will continue with the projects it had rolled out without discrimination. The deputy President eulogised the late bishop as a man of peace and called on leaders to emulate the great work he did not only in conflict-prone North Rift but the country at large. He was accompanied by area governor Jackson Mandago, Alex Tolgos (Elgeyo Maraket ), Stephen Sang (Nandi), senators Margaret Kamar (Uasin Gishu) and Samson Cherargei (Nandi), MPs Oscah Sudi (Kapseret), Swarup Mishra (Kesses), William Chepkut (Ainabkoi), Sila Tiren (Moiben) and Alfred Keter (Nandi Hills).

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