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Uhuru’s presidential bid receives major boost

The timely boost comes with only 75 days left to the elections.

President Uhuru Kenyatta.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Presidential bid has received a major following an endorsement from the Muslim community.

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On Tuesday, Uhuru was praised by Muslim scholars and leaders of Islamic institutions for taking actions that have honoured the community.

The leaders thanked Uhuru for the appointing the highest number of Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries from the community in the country's history.

Ambassador Amina Mohamed (CS Foreign Affairs), Adan Mohammed (CS Industrialization) and Najib Balala (CS Tourism) all hail from the Muslim community.

At least 18 others have been appointed to head parastatals or commissions in the government.

The leaders arrived at State House Nairobi in two groups representing Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem), National Muslim Leaders Forum (Namlef) and the other from Islamic scholars.

They praised President Kenyatta for his commitment to improve the welfare of all Kenyans as opposed to other leaders who have applied their policies selectively.

“Our decision follows consultations and research. We know who is good for the country as well as the Muslim community. Every intelligent person and all those who love peace can see the truth,” said Sheikh Musallam.

Present at the ceremony were National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala.

“There is no time Muslims have held so many senior positions in Government,” said Duale.

Duale said people in northern Kenya appreciate the good work President Kenyatta’s administration has done including the construction of the Isiolo Moyale road and the ongoing tarmacking of the trunk road linking Mandera, Wajir and Garissa.

CS Balala pointed out that it was under President Kenyatta’s leadership that Muslims were given a public holiday to celebrate Idd ul Fitr.

President Kenyatta at the same time donated 36 tonnes of dates to the Muslim fraternity across the country ahead of the Ramadhan celebrations.

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