Deputy President William Ruto and Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka were singing the same tune on Saturday as they pledged to work together to unite the country after last year’s divisive elections.
They urged Kenyans to embrace brotherhood, preach peace, love, and unity and shun tribal politics.
“We are all brothers, let’s embrace peace and unity for Kenya to prosper,” Ruto said.
The DP said political differences should no longer be used to divide the country along ethnic lines.
“I agree that as Kenyans we do not want to be guided by negative ethnic politics any longer. We should all build bridges of friendship in order to foster development and happiness for our people,” he added.
Ruto noted that national reconciliation and political healing are critical for building a new Kenya.
On his part, Kalonzo said the building bridges initiative by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga has helped in uniting Kenyans.
He said there is a need for a united country to help fight illiteracy, poverty, ignorance and diseases.
“Those living below the poverty line in this country are too many, 50 percent of the Ukambani counties’ population lives below poverty line,” observed Kalonzo.
“The handshake is working, we are building bridges,” he added.
They spoke during the installation of Machakos Catholic Diocese’s Bishop, Reverend Norman King’oo Wambua at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos County on Saturday.
The event was also attended by Machakos governor Alfred Mutua who said the need for national unity is more important and critical than anything else.
“Kenyans should shun ethnic politics and come together as a nation. We should not be afraid of coming together and holding hands for the sake of unity and harmony for our people,” said Mutua.