President Kenyatta set to give his 8th and last state of the nation Address to parliament

President Kenyatta set to give his 8th and last state of the nation Address to parliament

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH NOV,2021-President Uhuru Kenyatta is Tuesday afternoon expected to deliver his 8th State of the Nation Address to a joint sitting of parliament.

This is also his second-last State of the Nation Address as dictated by the Constitution.

In his address, it is expected that the President will touch on the accomplishments of his administration in his two terms in office.

Kenyans also expect the head of state to give assurance of the efforts his government is making to ensure that the polls are free and fair next year.

Experts argue that it is also imperative for President Kenyatta to lay the groundwork for the future and reassure Kenyans of the country’s direction moving forward, as the current state of the nation is according to many unappealing.

Other issues Kenyans expect to be canvassed in president’s speech include the public debt, alongside the status of the fight against corruption. Security in and around parliament has been heightened

His address comes at a time when the country is grappling with the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, ailing economy, and early election campaigns that threatens his legacy projects.

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