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Uhuru, Sonko tour Kenyatta market with peace message

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nairobi governor-elect Mike Sonko on Thursday toured Kenyatta market to spread a message of peace to traders.

This was the President’s first publi engagement after the August 8 elections.

He urged the traders to let politicians handle their political differences.

“Leave us to sort our issues as leaders. Politics should not make you fight. When this market burns down it will not affect one community but all of you.


“Leave us as leaders to tackle our political battles but don’t allow any person to incite you into violence. We have seen those who allowed themselves to be incited losing lives while those who instigated them continued enjoying themselves,” said Uhuru.

The President urged Kenyans to let the Supreme Court hear and determine the presidential election petition and accept the ruling that will be made.

“The Judgment will be made and whatever the outcome you should continue peaceful co-existence. It doesn’t matter the outcome, Kenya will still be here. Love one another and live together as brothers,” he said.

Sonko during the tour pledged to deliver faster and improved services to Nairobi residents, saying once sworn in he will start reducing license fees for small-scale traders.