Kenyan leader bids farewell to State House staff near end of 10-year term

Nairobi, Kenya

As Kenyans prepare to vote for a new government next month, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday praised staff at his official residence for their commitment and dedication during his reign.

During a ceremony attended by all his collaborators, Kenyatta thanked them for having helped him fulfill his mandate as head of state.

“On behalf of me, the first lady, and my entire family, we are grateful to all of you, to all departments at State House, as we have worked so well together. We will miss each of you and have fond memories of working together in the service of our nation,” Kenyatta said.

“It was indeed a great pleasure and a great joy to work with you because if you work in an environment where you are happy, you are also able to deliver.”

For those remaining in State House after a new government is voted on next month, Kenyatta urged them to support the incoming administration and serve zealously to help the nation achieve greater heights.

“Just as we found many of you here, we will leave many of you here,” he said, asking them “to extend the same cooperation to the new administration. steps for our country to move forward.

On August 9, Kenyans will head to the polls in what many are calling a two-horse race between Raila Amolo Odinga, 77, a former prime minister, and William Samoei Ruto, 55, Kenyatta’s vice president since 2013.

Two other candidates have also been cleared to run for president, overall, and everyone is scrambling to court the coveted youth vote.

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