Video: President Uhuru’s Last State Of The Nation Address To Parliament


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President Uhuru presented his last state of the nation address ahead of the August polls at the national assembly Wednesday.

He was welcomed by the Senate speaker Ekwee Ethuro and national assembly’s Justin Muturi before he addressed the parliamentary on the state of the nation.

His address was centered on the achievements of the jubilee government from the inception of his regime till now which he described as transformational.

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The state of the nation address was meant to help Kenyans know if the jubilee led government has been faithful to their manifesto.

President Uhuru said during his speech that the Constitution reminds leaders of the country and those in authority that their position is a public trust, to be exercised in a manner that brings honor to the nation, and in full accountability to Kenyans by whom, and for whom, they hold that authority.

During the speech, President Uhuru further highlighted the achievements of the Eleventh Parliament which include a historic task of establishing a new constitutional order which happened in 2010 and legislating its foundational instruments.

In a bid to reach for continuity of his government, he also highlighted the achievements of his administration, future projections and his plans of taking the nation to a higher level.

Some of the achievements of the current administration include the implementation of the new constitution with the signing of 136 bills into law.

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In the Judiciary, he noted that he has appointed a new chief Justice of the federation, the Hon. Justice David Maraga who is the second chief justice since the new constitution was implemented.

President Uhuru went on to reiterate his support for the judiciary and urged them to serve the citizens fairly and effectively.

With the electoral body, Uhuru pointed out the successful transition that occurred in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission under his regime. He went on to further give a vote of confidence on the present IEBC leadership saying that they will deliver a credible election.

He urged all Kenyans to give them space and allow them to work as an independent body in order to conduct a credible election.

In the area of shareable revenue, the president said:

“My administration has gone over and beyond the constitutional requirement by increasing the percentage of shareable revenues from 15% to 34%.”

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President Kenyatta also highlighted his achievements on infrastructural development and national security.

He ended his speech by urging Kenyans to continue to march forward to build a prosperous nation that ”resonates with the dreams of our founding fathers.”

”I have worked every day of my first term to put us in position to make this leap. The Kenyan people have driven this process every step of the way.”

”It is your vision of transformation, rooted in your daily needs of good jobs and rising incomes, that I am pursuing. Together, we can change our country and change our lives. That is the single goal Jubilee serves, and I urge all Kenyans to join me in delivering another term of people-focused governance, boldness of vision and hard work as we rise even higher.”