Stop misinterpreting the handshake, President Kenyatta says


President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday said his famous handshake with former Premier Raila Odinga has a deeper understanding than some politicians think.

The President said the handshake was carefully thought out and fashioned with the ultimate aim of building a stronger, united and cohesive Kenya.

“There is a much deeper understanding between myself and Raila Odinga; an understanding that is driven by the desire to ensure that we leave this country much stronger, more united and more focused than it has ever been,” said President Kenyatta.

President Kenyatta spoke during the 40th-anniversary memorial service in remembrance of the founding father of the nation, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta held at the Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi.

He warned some politicians to stop misinterpreting the handshake and its intentions but rather focus on its bigger agenda which is to allow Kenyans to work together.

“What we are aiming at, is that politics will never again drive our country to bloodshed, destruction of property and animosity,” said President

On corruption, President Kenyatta called on all Kenyans to come together and fight the vice.

“We must work together and eliminate corruption so that our people can get the services that are due to them as citizens of this republic,” added President Kenyatta.

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