President Kenyatta to address the Nation, Wednesday

By Beth Nyaga/Jacob Kioria

President Uhuru Kenyatta will address a joint sitting of Parliament on Wednesday in his annual state of the Nation Address.

The state of the Nation his last before the August General elections will majorly dwell on the successes of his administration and calls for unity ahead of the elections.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and his Senate counterpart Ekwe Ethuro have already notified MPs and Senators of the joint special sitting.

President Kenyatta is expected to highlight the achievements of his administration after being in office for four and a half years.

His promises during the 2013 elections will from the crux of the speech particularly after the successful completion of the Standard Gauge Railway from Mombasa to Nairobi with test run on the railway line currently ongoing.

The roll out of the digital learning and the free maternity concept are also likely to feature in his speech.

The President is also expected to highlight his achievements in the purge against corruption which has been the biggest headache for his administration for the last three years.

Insecurity in some parts of the country such as Baringo, Laikipia and Kerio Valley will also feature in his speech as well as the efforts his government has put in empowering police officers.

The first two years of President Kenyatta’s administration, the Country grappled with increasing levels of insecurity with terror elements striking Kenya almost on a monthly basis.

Border, inter-clan clashes and cattle rustling remain the biggest headache for this administration on matters security.

The address being his last before the general elections in August, the President will also be rallying Kenyans towards the course of unity and cohesion ahead of the elections.

The President will outline measures taken by the government to ensure a peaceful, free and fair poll.

The President’s state of the Nation Address last year was disrupted by the Opposition which claimed the President had not delivered on promises he had made in a similar State of the Nation, the previous year.