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- CORRUPTION INVOLVING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
This is one issue that has made the president not to enjoy the year 2016 which began on high note. How he feels about this monster called corruption came into the public limelight when President Kenyatta scolded government officials over rampant corruption saying the situation is frustrating. Uhuru told the accountability summit held in the month of October at State House in Nairobi that officials do not want to deal with the issue in courts and the judiciary
- THE OPPOSITION CRITICIZING GOVERNMENT
The head of state was very much concerned about the opposition criticizing the government without necessarily providing solutions to what seemed to a problem to them. Addressing crowds gathered outside the Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers (KVM) plant in Thika, Kiambu County, on Wednesday after officially opening the Volkswagen production line, the president said the opposition has got no other agenda apart from trading insults which his Jubilee administration will ignore as it strives to develop the country.
“We are doing all we can in reviving collapsed industries to enable our youth get jobs. The opposition has absolutely no agenda for developing Kenya apart from trading insults as you all saw yesterday .referring to an incident in which Mbita MP millie Odhiambo insulted him and other CORD mps in parliament on 20th of December during the debate to amend the election laws.
3.FOREIGHNERS WHO INTEND TO INFLUENCE KENYAN ELECTIONS IN 2017 BY FUNDING WHAT IS CALLED ELECTION RELATED ACTIVTIES.
On the Jamuhuri day celebrations marked on the 12th of December,the head of state head an opportunity to lead the nation in the celebrations held at the Nyayo national stadium in Nairobi. When he took the podium to address the nation, the president was categorical that Kenya will not allow any foreign nation to influence next year’s election by funding civil society organization purporting to be creating awareness among voters. He emphasized that Kenyans know how to vote in their leaders and therefore do not need to be helped.
4.THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT –ICC
While leading the nation in marking this years Jamuhuri day Celebrations on 12TH of December in Nairobi,president Kenyatta re-visited the issue the country’s intended plans to withdraw from the court.He said going by the recent rulings from the court especially those involving the African leaders it was clear that it had abandoned its real mandate and was being influence politically to only target Africans. He therefore said the national assembly had debated the motion seeking to pull Kenya out of ICC and the move will continue until Kenya finally exits completely.
- Daadab refugee camp closure.
In may President Kenyatta announced that Kenya will no longer be home to more than 6000 Somalia refugees who have been living in Daadab camp in the northern part of the country for almost a half a century .The president mentioned insecurity brought about by the same refuges as the main reason why they had to be repatriated back to Somalia.He said the international community which seemed to back the continued stay in Kenya of the refugees can still give them food even when they are back in their country. President Kenyatta was categorical that the international community was not concerned about problems especially security related brought about by the refugees and therefore must go home since Kenya was left on its own to shield the insecurity burden on its own.
compiled on 26TH DEC 2016