President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday afternoon asked Opposition leader Raila Odinga to stop politicking and allow him to work.
Speaking in Kirinyaga, President Kenyatta urged Mr Odinga to work with the government to spur development in the country for the benefit of Kenyans.
The President hit out at political analysts who frequently appear on television stating that politics was over and there was nothing more to analyse.
“Hata nimechoka kuona TV. Kila wakati siasa, ati analysts. Kila mtu ati ni analyst. what is it you are analysing exactly, na siasa imeisha (I am tired of watching the television. Every time it’s politics and analysts. Everyone has become a political analyst, what are you analysing and politics is over)? Kenyatta posed.
President Kenyatta made the remarks during the launch of Sh19 Billion Thiba Dam project.
During the event, he explained that food security would be part of his main agenda in the second term.
“Upon completion, the dam will enable rice farmers to double their acreage under irrigation thus improving crop production within the area. It will also increase the number of households with access to clean water,” he stated.
Meanwhile, acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Thursday declared Tuesday, November 28, a public holiday as President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto will be taking their oath of office.
In a joint gazette notice dated November 23, Chief of Staff Joseph Kinyua also confirmed that the ceremony would take place at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
According to the Assumption of Office of the President Act, the day on which the President-elect is sworn in automatically becomes a public holiday.