- Title: Kenya president urges peace and unity at campaign rally
- Date: 4th August 2017
- Summary: KENYATTA ADDRESSING CROWDS FROM STAGE (SOUNDBITE) (Swahili) PRESIDENT OF KENYA, UHURU KENYATTA, SAYING: "Let's compete on policy grounds and not hate-mongering of our people against each other. Your (opposition leaders) constant narrative is saying that certain groups of Kenyans will be made to move from their homes to wherever, where else will they move to? Kenya is their only home. Will we accept such politics? In this city of Nairobi, you, young people, your neighbour is a Luo, Kamba, Kisii, Somali, Luhya ... all communities must live together. I beseech you in humility, lets co-exist in peace choose whoever you want but in the end go back home and hold each other's hand in brotherhood knowing that Kenya will still be here after the vote." PEOPLE WAVING FLAGS AND CHEERING T-SHIRT WITH PORTRAIT OF KENYATTA KENYATTA SPEAKING FROM STAGE SUPPORTER LISTENING (SOUNDBITE) (Swahili) PRESIDENT OF KENYA, UHURU KENYATTA, SAYING: "If we implement our plan within four years, we, as Kenya, will be a middle income state that each Kenyan will be proud and happy of in another ten years as we will have dealt with poverty, unemployment and living in peace." KENYATTA SUPPORTERS WEARING RED CAPS CHANTING AND WAVING FLAGS CAMERA SCREEN WITH PICTURE OF KENYATTA SPEAKING ON STAGE CROWDS WAVING FLAGS AND CHANTING VARIOUS OF KENYATTA AND HIS DEPUTY WILLIAM RUTO DANCING AMID CONFETTI AND FIREWORKS ON STAGE JUBILEE PARTY LOGO
- Embargoed: 18th August 2017 18:13
- Keywords: Election rally rally of Jubilee Party Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta upcoming election in Kenya
- Location: NAIROBI, KENYA
- City: NAIROBI, KENYA
- Country: Kenya
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0036SQSL6V
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- Story Text: Supporters of Kenya President and ruling Jubilee Party filled Uhuru Park in the capital city of Nairobi on Friday (August 4), three days ahead of general election.
Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, running against his archrival, veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga, urged voters to remain peaceful and united during Tuesday (August 8) election, which comes a decade since 1,200 people were killed in ethnic unrest after a disputed election.
Final polls have shown a tight race between both candidates and jitters over the polls intensified this week with the torture and murder of a senior election commission official.
Voters in the East African nation of 49 million will pick a president, members of parliament and regional authorities on Tuesday.
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