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February 18, 2018

I'll use all my energy to transform Kenya, Uhuru promises

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses residents of Githurai Kimbo in Kiambu county after the burial of Charity Gathoni, December 7, 2017. /PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses residents of Githurai Kimbo in Kiambu county after the burial of Charity Gathoni, December 7, 2017. /PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured that he will devote all his energy to improving the lives of Kenyans in his second term in office.

Uhuru said on Thursday that he will ensure priority projects aimed at transforming lives are not delayed.

He spoke when he stopped at Githurai Kimbo in Kiambu county to acknowledge greetings from hundreds of enthusiastic residents,

For Githurai Kimbo and adjacent areas, the President said his Jubilee Party administration will start with rehabilitation of roads, construction of a market and provision of clean water.

“We have promised to rehabilitate this road, to construct a market and ensure you have a steady supply of clean water – and this is a promise we intend to fulfill."

The President was on his way back to Nairobi after attending the funeral of his relative Charity Gathoni at her farm in Githurai Kimbo.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret at Charity Gathoni's grave site in Githurai, Kiambu county, December 7, 2017. /PSCU

Uhuru said he would engage Governors Ferdinard Waititu (Kiambu) and Mike Sonko (Nairobi) in ensuring Githurai gets a modern market, water and roads.

“We will ensure adequate resources are allocated to transform this area for the benefit of all Kenyans living here."

First Lady Margaret, former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta and other close family members attended the funeral service and the burial.

After he was sworn-in on November 28, Uhuru promised a presidency in which he will serve all Kenyans regardless of how they voted.

"My election does not invalidate the aspirations of those who did not vote for me. I undertake to be the custodian of the dreams of all, the keeper of the aspirations of those who voted for me and those who didn't. I will be President for all Kenyans," he said.

More on this: 'President for all': Uhuru reaches out to NASA leaders after swearing-in

Also read: [Statement] Uhuru details plans for last five years as President

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