President Uhuru Kenyatta during a live chat with Kenyans on Facebook on July 30, 2017. He urged voters to choose progress over empty rhetoric when they decide the country’s destiny on August 8. PHOTO | PSCUPresident Uhuru Kenyatta during a live chat with Kenyans on Facebook on July 30, 2017. He urged voters to choose progress over empty rhetoric when they decide the country’s destiny on August 8. PHOTO | PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to choose progress over empty rhetoric when they decide the country’s destiny during the August 8 elections.

Speaking Sunday evening during a live online conversation with Kenyans on Facebook, the President urged Kenyans to vote for him so that he can implement his action plan to create 6.5 million jobs by building on the foundation he has laid in the last four years.

He said his administration has concrete plans to create more jobs, lower prices and make Kenya safer through proper investment in the right sectors.

The President said those competing with Jubilee do not have any plan to build on the progress the country has achieved in the last four years.

“No plan means no progress. No progress means no new jobs, higher cost of living, weakened security and a less prosperous Kenya,” said the President during the virtual town hall meeting through Facebook live.

CHOOSE PROGRESS

“Choose progress to build on the foundation we have laid down. Choose progress and prosperity over empty politics.”

He urged Kenyans to choose peace and security, adding that his action plan covers all that is needed to make Kenya more prosperous, peaceful and secure.

The President called on Kenyans to promote peace and unity as the country heads to the election.

“No matter the outcome of the election, we must remember that we are all Kenyans,” said the President.

He said the government has invested sufficient resources in improving the country’s infrastructure to support job creation.

SECURITY

The government has also invested sufficient resources to equip the country’s security forces to boost the safety of Kenyans, he added.

The President answered questions from viewers on varying subjects including how the government will make the cash transfer programme more efficient and how it plans to boost the development of North Eastern Kenya.

While answering questions from viewers, the President said his highest moment while in office was when he rode the Standard Gauge Railway from Mombasa to Nairobi.