Here is Barack Obama’s message to Uhuru and Raila as he also urged Kenyans to vote in the right leaders to secure Kenya’s bright future The election day is upon Kenyans and many are heading to polling stations to cast their votes in this highly anticipated Tuesday, August 8 election.
In the weeks leading up to this day, politicians have mounted intense, passionate campaigns both physically and on social media in this highly contested election. Many, especially, are eager to cast their presidential vote for either the two main presidential candidates to watch; incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA’s Raila Odinga, or the other five presidential candidates.
Uhuru Kenyatta receives former USA president Barack Obama during his trip to Kenya in 2015 at the JKIA.
With high expectations from both the local and international communities for a peaceful election, former United States of America president Barack Obama was among the first to send their well wishes to Kenyans, as well as a message to Uhuru and Raila.
According to his statement posted on Twitter on Monday, August 7, He urged Kenyans to vote in the right leaders to secure Kenya’s bright future.
Kenyans will be picking their leaders- the since the devolved government was introduced- on Tuesday, August 8. Above is the senatorial ballot paper.
“I urge Kenyans to reject a politics of tribe and ethnicity and embrace the extraordinary potential of an inclusive democracy. The choice is in your hands because you more than anyone know the needless pain and agony thousands suffered as a result of the crisis in 2007. You can make clear that you will reject those that want to deal in tribal an ethnic hatred. Today, those voices- your voices- are needed more than ever,” said Obama in part.