President Uhuru Kenyatta told Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho to stop interfering with Jubilee projects and focus on his mandate as the boss of his county.
The President asked Mr Joho to concentrate on justifying to residents why he should be re-elected come August 8.
“The Governor has been criticising our projects here at the Coast including this SGR project. He should focus on completing at least one of his own like building dykes or cleaning the city before he starts looking elsewhere,” the President indicated on Tuesday.
“Our aim is to make the lives of Kenyans better and that is why we continue to initiate projects that make this possible. We will also be back to launch electricity from geothermal, which will make energy cheaper in the Coast so that we ease the burden on our people,” he added.
The President stated the move shows how the country can achieve greater heights if Kenyans can work together with a common purpose.
“This indicates what we can achieve if we work together as a nation. The foundation we are laying today is not just for us; it’s for generations to come. The historic moment is not just for the Jubilee administration but a proud moment for every Kenyan,” he said.
Uhuru urged Kenyans to stand together and remain united in order to make Kenya prosperous.
“We have invested about $600 million at this Mombasa Port in the last two and a half years. That shows that we mean business, we have continued to invest in making it easier for Kenyans to do business,” he added.
Uhuru who is seeking for a second term in the August 8 election also asked Mombasa residents to vote for Jubilee to ensure continuity in development and economic growth.
“We will come to seek for your votes, for you to walk with us because we have a vision for the nation, and we have actualized what we promised you in 2013, so do not be distracted by those who com here to insult us because we all have a dream for Kenya,” he said.
The SGR project was built at a cost Sh327 billion with 90 percent financed by China Exim Bank with the Kenyan Government investing the rest.