President Uhuru Kenyatta has said no amount of abuse will deter him from working to ensure the country is peaceful and united under the handshake.
Uhuru was speaking to Kenyans at the Kenyatta Market in Nairobi County where he went to inspect the facility.
The president was referring to slurs politicians affiliated with Deputy President William Ruto have hurled against him and his leadership.
The politicians castigate Uhuru mainly for choosing to support Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga over Ruto.
Kenyatta Market is earmarked for a major facelift to provide traders with improved workspace and for customers to enjoy better services in a welcoming environment.
The president also spared a moment to enjoy and share a meal of nyama choma with members of the public.
Uhuru said he has fulfilled the promise he made to the people at the market contrary to what a section of politicians say that he does not fulfil his promises.
“There are people who say I do not fulfil my promises, haven’t I fulfilled the promise I made to you?” Uhuru asked the crowd, which shouted in the affirmative.
He added that whatever is remaining should be executed by the incoming government.
Uhuru chided his detractors, saying he is focused on development matters and eradicating poverty and not trading insults. He said he has reserved abuse for his detractors.
“That is why we say we have left the insults to the people who insult because our purpose is not pegged on insults rather, cooperating with the citizens to do whatever is required to eradicate poverty,” Uhuru said.
Uhuru also said they would also like to ensure Kenyans live in peace and unity, which is the reason he works together with Raila.