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Raila and Uhuru call for end to tribalism

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Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his Deputy Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday called on Kenyans to slay the dragon of tribalism.Raila and Uhuru were emphatic that the country would move forward once the culture of tribalism was buried. Speaking at the same function in Mbeere, the two leaders said Kenyans had suffered for a long time due to negative ethnicity that has been propagated by leaders.Raila said the country was for all Kenyans and that it was foolhardy for certain leaders to seek to isolate people from some communities.The two spoke at Kanyuambora in Mbeere during a function to lay the foundation stone for the Kenya Anglican University presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.Dr Williams was accompanied by Anglican bishops led by Archbishop Eliud Wabukala. Area MP Lenny Kivuti also attended the function.Hope for prosperity-Williams said he was aware that Kenya had had political problems in the past but expressed hope that unity would prevail and the country prosper.“From what I have seen amongst your leaders present in this gathering, I have no doubt the future for this nation will be bright,” he said.Others in attendance were Cabinet Minister Joseph Nyagah and MPs Mutava Musyimi, Eugene Wamalwa, Mithika Linturi, Kilemi Mwiria, and Joseph Nanok.