Deputy President William Ruto has called leaders to unite in he spirit of handshake.
He said the unity of the country cannot be compromised no matter who wins or loses an election.
Speaking at his Sugoi home during a meeting with religious leaders on Friday, Ruto said the government will deal with those perpetrating divisive ethnic politics, hate speech and trying to ignite the nation to violence.
“We do not have a place for this kind retrogressive politics. Leaders must seek to further harmony, togetherness and development in Kenya,”Ruto said.
He warned that stern action would be taken against leaders and individuals who preach division in the society.
“I invite the political class to refine their messages for the well-being of our country, we all want to forge one country. “We have a past, which we have many lessons to draw from. We all have the duty of building bridges that would unite Kenya. We will never allow the political class to take back Kenya to instability,” he added.
The Deputy President also urged Kenyans to speak with one voice instead of talking about ‘this community or that community.’
“We all have the duty of building bridges that would unite Kenya. We will never allow the political class to take back Kenya to instability,” he said.
He asked religious leaders to work with the government in bringing Kenyans together, saying that they are powerful conduits to positively change the society.