Kenyatta Warns Politicians Against Harbouring Grudges


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“Leadership is about personal sacrifice and putting the interests of the citizens above all others,” the President said.

The President spoke Friday at Thika Sports Club during the funeral service of the late George Thuo. The late Thuo was later laid to rest at his farm in Gatanga District, Murang’a County.

President Kenyatta, who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret, paid glowing tribute to the late Thuo, describing him as an honest and dependable friend.

“George was an honest person who you could count on to tell the truth no matter how difficult it was. I will miss a friend, I will miss honest advice and honest input,” President Kenyatta said.

He recalled that when the late Thuo was a Member of Parliament during the days of the Grand Coalition Government, he worked hard to ensure Parliament worked despite political differences between the two sides of the Government.

Speaking during the occasion, leader of the majority in the National Assembly, Mr. Aden Duale said the late Thuo was a great leader whose influence transcended the political divide.

On devolution, Mr. Duale said moves to reduce the public wage bill should not be done in a way to stifle devolution.

Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo said the late Thuo was a person who would go out of his way and make personal sacrifices to solve problems.

Commenting on the devolved system of government, Mr. Midiwo appealed to the President to intervene so that the structure could be reviewed. He said it was expensive to run the devolved units as they are currently.


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