PRESIDENT KENYATTA TO DELIVER STATE OF NATION ADDRESS, HIS FIRST SINCE RE-ELECTION

NAIROBI–President Uhuru Kenyatta will deliver a State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Wednesday, a first since his re-election last year.

The President is expected to deliver a progress report on the realization of national values as well as progress made in fulfilling the international obligations of the Republic.

The State of the Nation Address will be attended by Members of the National Assembly as well as Senators.

Coming in the wake of a terse political year that left the country on edge, the new found unity between the president and opposition leader Raila Odinga could inform the content of the report to the nation.

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The President is expected to report to the nation on all the measures taken and the progress achieved in the realization of the national values.

President Kenyatta will also submit a report on the progress made in fulfilling the international obligations of the Republic.

Also expected in his speech is the state of Kenya’s security as well as the status of the country’s economy.

Manufacturing, universal healthcare, affordable housing, and food security are key pillars of the President’s second term.

The president has in the past used the occasion to highlight on the government achievements and has made it clear he wants to centre his second term on the realization of food security, affordable housing, improvement of the manufacturing sector and provision of affordable healthcare in a plan dubbed ‘Big 4 agenda’.

Kenya this week signed agreements with Cuba that will see Cuban doctors arrive in the country to help boost the health sector.

The doctors will be deployed across all counties, where specialists are in scarce supply.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK