President Uhuru Kenyatta concluded his three-day working visit to North Eastern region on Saturday with a call for peace and unity.
The President urged residents to be vigilant and to cooperate with security agencies in maintaining the prevailing peace and security in the region.
The visit saw the President inspect and launch various development initiatives in the three counties.
The President, who was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto and local leaders,said the Government is working round the clock to ensure adequate security, pointing out that the number of security officers has been increased and modern equipment provided to them to cope with security challenges.
The Head of State said no development could be realised without peace and urged local leaders and residents to be at the forefront in the efforts to make North Eastern safe and secure.
On the issue of National Identity Cards, which was raised by the local leaders, President Kenyatta reiterated that every Kenyan has the right to be issued with an ID but there was need to ensure the process is not misused.
The President asked the leaders to work closely with village elders, county and national Government in vetting the youth to ensure only genuine Kenyans get identity cards. “Kenyans have a right to be issued with Identity cards,” said President Kenyatta.
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