Forgive me for not meeting your expectations, I did my best – Uhuru

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 7 Aug, 2022 22:00 | < 1 min read
Uhuru speaking at State House, Nairobi, when he received the Africa Gender Award. PHOTO/PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta. PHOTO/PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta has implored Mt Kenya residents to forgive him if at all his regime performed below their expectations.

Speaking during a live interview with radio and television stations that broadcast in Central Kenya dialects, the outgoing Head of State said that he did his best to deliver on his promises for the region.

"Forgive me for not meeting your expectations. I did my best and I thank you for holding me down. Let's cultivate the peace I'm leaving you with and not bank on malice and lies," he said.

The President also said his biggest regret as president is the collapse of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

The President's bid to amend the 2010 Constitution through the BBI was dealt a death blow by the Supreme Court in March. A seven-judge bench declared the process illegal, null and void.

Uhuru said he would ensure the next government pushes for the implementation of BBI after the August 9 polls.

He said the 'death' of BBI was a huge loss to the populous region that should have gained more resources from the national government.

"One of my biggest regrets is seeing the BBI fail. I will ensure the next government pushes it forward. I advocate for one person one vote one shilling. Resources should be divided based on the population not the size of the land," he said.