President William Ruto has urged Kenyans to harness their love for the country and refrain from criticising and complaining about unnecessary issues.

The Head of State said some individuals are accustomed to negativity and blow small issues out of proportion.

“There are too many negative voices out there, when there is a small issue, it gets blown out of proportion…people talk negatively about our country, it’s totally unnecessary, this is our motherland, this is our country, this is the home that God has given us,” he said.

Ruto added that as much as there’s negativity in the country, foreign agencies on the other hand appreciate Kenya’s good standing on the global stage.

“Other people are appreciating Kenya, in fact a US-based travel agency called ‘Lonely Planet’ has ranked Kenya as the best holiday destination in Africa and 10th in it globally… The World Bank has said Kenya is the third country with the highest diaspora remittances in the world, the same World Bank has said Kenya’s economy is the 29th fastest growing economy,” he said.

The President said that he did not understand why most people could not see the good in their country.

” Sometimes I ask myself, if you cannot see anything positive in your country, what kind of person are you? ” he said.

He urged Kenyans to defend the nationhood of the country so that others would be able to see more positive things about the country.

President Ruto was speaking at Eldoret State Lodge where he and First Lady Rachel Ruto hosted officials and children from 52 children’s homes in Uasin Gishu County ahead of the Christmas festivities.