President Uhuru Kenyatta has told Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho to stop perpetrating divisive politics and focus on development to improve the lives of the residents.
The President, who was speaking in Bamburi in Mombasa on Thursday in response to remarks by Mr Joho, said leaders needed to focus on serving the people to raise their standard of living instead of petty politicking.
Governor Joho had accused the Jubilee administration of of taking credit for projects “they did not fund”.
“We are not at war with anyone and we cannot keep on risking the lives of our people because of petty politics,” the President said.
“If you are ready, come so that we work together. But if you don’t want, let us do our work separately,” President Kenyatta said during the launch of the Mombasa Storm Water and Drainage project in Bamburi, Kisauni sub-county.
The national government, Mr Kenyatta said, is ready to work with any leader for the benefit of Kenyans regardless of political differences.
President Kenyatta launched three mega projects worth Sh 3.2 billion, which include slum upgrading, storm water drainage and a footbridge in Mombasa County.