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President Kenyatta spreads good cheer with kindly-worded Christmas card to Millie Odhiambo

Just days after being subjected to a verbal attack by Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo, President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta have sent out a Christmas card to the combative legislator.

The President’s message in the card embossed in gold reads in part; “We share this holiday with all people of persuasions because what we celebrate are cherished universal impulses. Often what we see as our differences are only expressions of problems that can be resolved through a commitment to goodwill, love, peace and unity.”

The President concludes by saying; “To you, your family and everyone you love, Happy Christmas and a wonderful new year.”

The Christmas card that President Uhuru Kenyatta sent to Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo. PHOTO | COURTESY
The Christmas card that President Uhuru Kenyatta sent to Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo. PHOTO | COURTESY

The president’s warm comes after Ms Odhiambo hurled unprintable words at the Head of State in the midst of a stand off over a parliamentary session for the amendment of election laws.

The MP’s action caused widespread reactions from Kenyans on social media as well as the president’s supporters.

But while the president’s warm gesture to one of his most vocal critics may have surprised many, its a tradition for the presidency to send out such messages to all parliamentarians during the festive season.