In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the Building Bridges Initiative will help him leave a legacy of peace when he leaves office in 2022.
The Kenyan leader said that he regrets the violent and divisive nature of Kenyan politics and elections “which costs lives, besides harming our economy”.
“I am excited in the manner in which we are coming together as leaders and people to deal with those issues. With these efforts, we will enter an election cycle that will not be violent,” he said.
The President also said he is banking on his partnerships with Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga and Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka to defuse ethnic and political tensions in Kenya.
On the issue of presidential terms he said once again he will not seek another mandate as other African presidents do, after changing the constitution.
“I am not seeking another mandate our constitution is quite clear,” Uhuru Kenyatta told a France 24 journalist.
Watch the full the interview here: