President Kenyatta at Kabiru stadiun-PSCU
BY JOHN WERU/KORIR JUMA,NYERI,1ST JUNE,2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday June 1st 2017 led the country in marking 54th Madaraka day Celebration since the country attained internal self rule.It is the third time in history national day is marked out of Nairobi.
Security was beefed up all through the event held at Kiburuini show grounds in Nyeri county which was attended by Opposition coalition NASA leaders led by Raila Odinga and the international diplomats.
In his madaraka day speech the president has enumerated on the gains made in the economy in the last 4 years of Jubilee administration touching on among others infrastructural development,power connection which he says almost the entire country is now powered making businesses to thrive since Kenyans can now carry on with their business activities into the night in many towns ,improvement of health sector where all counties now have several level four and five hospitals with modern equipments, and also development in education sector that has seen introduction of laptop for standard one pupils and the SGR train among others.
president Kenyatta inspects a guard of honor-PSCU
The head of state who promised on continued delivery of better services to all Kenyans says the government has plans to establish an extensive and effective irrigation scheme in the near future to deal with the problem of drought which has led to food shortage in the country.He further announced that the government intends to expand the Thika Super Highway to Nyeri and Nanyuki so as to improve transportation and connect farmers to the markets.
The head of state had good news to the elderly saying that as from next year all the elderly who are of 70 years and above will start receiving the monthly stipend to make their lives comfortable. He also added that come next year secondary and Primary education will be offered for free by the government .
Kenyatta made a passionate appeal to all Kenyans to keep peace during after the August 8th general election urging then to reject leaders who want to use them for their on selfish gains through inciting them to violence.”umwagikaji wa damu hatutaki kuona tena kwa sababu ya uchaguzi ”he said.
The president urged kenyans to vote for him and his deputy in order for them to complete the development projects they started four years ago
The same call was made by deputy president William Ruto who asked kenyans to make informed choice during the voting and vote wisely. he ephasized on peaceful elections as well.
NASA presidential candidate who is also ODM leader RAILA ODINGA was not however given a chance to address the meeting with the president and his deputy not recognizing his presence.Odinga who did not speak to the press after the event left the venue immediately after the president’s departure.