The Jubilee government on Sunday marked Uhuru’s four years in office with State House lauding the administration’s achievements.
The Head of State was sworn into office on April 9, 2013.
State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said Kenya is better than it was four years ago before President Uhuru assumed office.
Speaking at the Kisumu State Lodge on Sunday, Esipisu told journalists that Kenyans have a lot to be thankful for. He mentioned the successful establishment of devolution adding that the Jubilee Administration has ensured that all laws relating to it have been enacted.
He said the government has more than doubled resources allocated to county governments.
“Constitution states counties are entitled to only 15 percent of national revenue, President Uhuru’s administration has been allocating more than 34 percent to the counties.”
“If you consider these facts, together with the fact that this administration has set up critical new institutions that manage inter-government relations. It is clear to us that the country is making progress.”
The spokesperson mentioned the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway, Kenya’s single largest infrastructure project, which was overseen by the Jubilee Administration. Improved infrastructure from county to county, increased electricity access, and health programs like free maternity are among other achievements he also mentioned.
“In Siaya County, the number of households that have been connected to the grid currently stands at 58,420 households, compared to 14,168 households in June 2013, representing an increase of 312%,” said Mr. Manoah.
In a bid to prove that the statistics are not propaganda, Esipisu said a portal will be launched on Monday, April 10, 2017, to showcase Uhuru’s four years in office development records.
“Tomorrow, in Nairobi, President Kenyatta will launch a public information portal where the tiniest details of the Jubilee administration investments of the last four years can be traced, and the impact vivid for all to share.”