VIDEO: Kenya President-Elect Uhuru Kenyatta's Full Acceptance Speech
Watch President-Elect Uhuru Kenyatta's full acceptance speech. The speech took place at a ceremony at Jubilee Media Centre in the auditorium of Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
The ceremony occured after Uhuru was declared the winner of the 2013 presidential election earlier in the day by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision chairman Isaack Hassan.
(READ: IEBC Declares Uhuru Kenyatta Kenya's Fourth President)
Video Courtesy of Capital FM News.
I woke up on Saturday morning expecting to hear Raila’s graceful concession speech similar to Romney’s concession speech:
“I have just called President elect Uhuru Kenyatta to congratulate him on his victory. His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. This is a time of great challenges for Kenya, and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. The nation, as you know, is at a critical point. At a time like this, we can’t risk partisan bickering and political posturing. Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people’s work.”
But no, that was too much to ask. Although 50.07 percent of Kenya voted for Uhuru in a fair and peaceful election, Raila feels entitled to the presidency. Maybe, just maybe if he cries foul, there will be another power-sharing and the creation of the post of Prime Minister for Raila again.
Wow, since when did we have a President so self-assured and confident, able to brilliantly articulate his message, not from a written script, but from the deep recesses of his heart? We have lacked eloquence and coherence right from speeches to actions. This is the first time l have listened to the son of Jommo and l am greatly impressed with his approach. l hope this is a sign of some good things to come at the action level.
Also, and very importantly, let us also remember that the greatest strides in progress are often made in times of crisis and l sincerely believe that if the west goes ahead to place sanctions on our beautiful nation, they will be giving us a great opportunity to forge ahead despite the challenges this would bring. lt is good for those amongst us who feel threatened by such a move to remember that we have had this so-called "good" relationship with the west since independence and we have barely moved anywhere. Enter the East and the results are clear! Already, we are at a higher level of self-sufficiency in our national budget (90%) because of the same reasons-the IMF and World Bank placed tight conditions on us in the early 1990's and we energed stronger, thanks to the 2 institutions. We can do it again, even better this time round. Naysayers, puppets of the west, can go to hell
I cannot agree more, Bw. Kimani. I hope and pray the sanctions will be imposed......these @#$% need to get their dirty hands off us.... tunawesmake peke yetu...only if Kenya would manage its resources better..... With a promising new, bright day on the horizon, there is hope..... God is on our side!
This is a terrible mistake the Kenya Goverment and tribal people has done in this history electing he wrong person as the president. Uhuru Kenyatta is NOT my President and RAO is the legit President elect.