President Kenyatta has asked leaders to shelve their political ambitions to allow the government to deliver on its pledges.
This, Uhuru said, would allow the government to leverage on the existing tranquility brought about by the handshake between him and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
“Why can’t we just tame our ambitions and take advantage of this rare situation, to say, those things that we disagree on we just put them aside, those things that we agree on, we shall deliver for our people and our country,” he said.
Uhuru spoke on Saturday at State House, Nairobi, where he hosted the entire leadership of parliament to discuss ways of prioritizing legislation that supports the attainment of the Big Four development agenda.
“There are certain bills out there that we really need to equally fast track. And some of them are either stuck in the National Assembly or stuck in the Senate or stuck in-between with a push and pull between the two parties.”
“If there’s something that’s going to prevent us from achieving that Big 4 Agenda, it will be these things (bills) which are important that we iron out so that we can actually get to our destination within the time period that we have all identified. That should be our key objective,” he added.
Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, his National Assembly counterpart Justin Muturi, Senate Majority, and Minority Leaders Samuel Poghisio and James Orengo, and National Assembly Majority and Minority Leaders Amos Kimunya and John Mbadi attended the meeting.
Also present were leaders of various Senate and National Assembly committees.