President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed that he will not hand over power to thieves.

Speaking in Nairobi on Wednesday, President Kenyatta, however, did not mention who he was referring to but expressed his desire to leave Kenya in the hands of responsible leaders and not looters.

Addressing crowds in the CBD, he vowed to work to ensure Kenya is left in safe hands when his term expires in 2022 and not in hands of leaders who only intend to enrich themselves.

“My intention is to ensure those who will take over from me are not people who will exploit and steal from the people. My intention is to leave the country of people who will unite the country,” the Head of State said.

He said he would not cling to power as a section of politicians were claiming and that he was only focused on fulfilling the pledges he made to Kenyans when he was elected.

“Some people are telling you that I want to extend my term. I know next year I’m going home and I have no problem with that…I’m focused on fulfilling pledges I made to Kenyans,” he said.

Kenyatta also drummed up support for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) citing its benefits, coming as Deputy President William Ruto has been leading his brigade is opposing BBI and the looming referendum while bashing the president and his Jubilee administration.

He further said his government is committed to creating a conducive environment for small-scale traders to grow and in the process creating jobs for the majority unemployed youth.

He was speaking after inspecting Nairobi’s National Cargo Deconsolidation Centre (NCDC), which was recently expanded from a capacity of five 40-foot containers to 15 such containers.