Uhuru reveals why he accepted Labour Party’s backing

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Labour Party (LP) of Kenya leader Ababu Namwamba puts a branded cap on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s head, during its National Delegates Conference, at Kasarani Gymnasium, May 19, 2017. [Photo/PSCU]

President Uhuru Kenyatta has revealed why he thinks his Jubilee Party rhymes with the Labour Party (LP) of Kenya.

This is after the party’ whose leader is Budalangi MP, Ababu Namwamba, endorsed Kenyatta’s candidature for the August polls, becoming the seventh party outside Jubilee to do so.

Accepting the endorsement at Kenyatta International Convention Centre LP held its National Delegates Conference, Uhuru said he was focused on working with people who want to contribute to Kenya’s development and transformation.

“We are ready to work together with all Kenyans who seek solutions to the challenges facing the country not those who only dwell on criticism and pointing fingers for petty short-term political gains,” he said.

“We can’t live in the negative past – which by the way has been shaped by those (the opposition) who are now criticising us,” he added, Friday.

Uhuru said the ideals of justice, unity and equality which LP upholds, were similar to those of the Jubilee Party which he said seeks to transform the country for the benefit of all Kenyans.

“We are a government that listens and is sensitive to the plight of the citizens. That is why we have concentrated on rolling out devolution in earnest to ensure resources get to the grassroots and uplift the lives of Kenyans,” Kenyatta, as reported by PSCU.

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