Kenya will only prosper if the citizens set aside their demographic and political differences and pursue national unity and development.
Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government Dr. Fred Matiang’i, delivered this message from H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta challenging Kenyans to embrace a culture of cooperation and shoulder more individual and collective responsibility towards building a harmonious and accommodative society tolerant of diverse beliefs and opinions.
Speaking at an Eid-al-Fitr baraza at the Treasury Square in Mombasa City, Dr. Matiang’i conveyed the Head of State’s felicitations to Muslim faithfuls as they mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan and commended them for mirroring such values as empathy, true forgiveness, and integration in the spirit of Eid Mubarak
The Cabinet Secretary reiterated the government’s decision to declare Eid-al-Fitri a national holiday even without express Constitutional provision is testament to the commitment to upholding and safeguarding the welfare and rights of Kenyan Muslims.
He added that just like all counties in the country, Mombasa will continue receiving direct support from the national government in terms of development projects. He invited local elected leaders to meet the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee to design a prioritization matrix to fast-track delivery of projects in the county.
The CS also announced that immigration and civil registration services will soon be upscaled in Mombasa so that residents at the Coastal region can access them hassle-free.
Governor Ali Hassan Joho, Cabinet Administrative Secretary Rachael Shebesh, Mvita MP Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir, his Kibera counterpart Anthony Oluoch, and Embrace Building Bridges Initiative leaders Gladys Wanga, Agnes Zani, and Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi among others.