As we come to the close of 2018, it is a moment to reflect the things that shaped us as a country. It was a defining year for the country in two fronts-the unity of the country and the fight against corruption.
The March 9, handshake between H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta and Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga changed the landscape of the country as the two leaders taught us that as Citizens of this great nation, selflessness triumphs over selfishness and personal ambitions.
The handshake was a momentous opportunity for the country as it set the nation on the trajectory of national healing, reconciliation. 2019 thus should be a fitting momentum in the fight against things that divide us as a country, impoverish our people and stagnate the growth of our nation.
Leaders should seize the good will and support by Kenyans and ensure the country feels the impact of the full realisation of fruits of the handshake which include continued fight against corruption by ensuring those tasked with public resources maintain fiscal discipline, stop wastage and pilferage of public funds.
We should also not forget the challenges the Kenyan farmer faced this year by putting in place policies that will make his sweat in the blistering sun in the farm to count.
Let us make the 2019 the year we will restore the sense of nationhood among Kenyans in our motherhood.
Lastly I wish Kenyans Happy New Year.
Thank you and God bless you.
Hon. Senator Gideon Moi, CBS
December 30, 2018.