President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead the country in celebrating the 58 years of self-rule in what is commonly known as Madaraka Day.
The event will be attended by DP Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and will offer the head of state an opportunity to address the pressing needs and concerns of Kenyans.
Coming in the middle of a pandemic and with the head of state in the final days of his presidency, are hopeful that the head of state is aware of their challenges and the same will reflect on his speech.
A survey conducted by Kenya Leo.co.ke reveals that the following are what Kenyans expect the president’s speech to touch on.
Covid-19 Situation in the Country
While the number of infections keeps soaring, the government has done well in rolling out measures to contain the pandemic that had devastating effects on the economy, rendering many people jobless.
The vaccines that were flown into the country ran out and this saw many people miss out on the second dose.
Kenyans are eager to know when the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine will start being administered, and what plans the government has for millions that are yet to be vaccinated.
Economy and Development
The economy is not in its best state as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and other challenges that are normal for any government.
Many expect the President’s speech to touch on the economy and programs rolled out to cushion Kenyans in the wake of the tough economic times.
BBI Constitutional Amendment Push
The court ruled that the BBI process is illegal, prompting the head of state and Raila Odinga to mobilize their troupes to appeal the ruling.
The BBI forms a significant part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legacy of leaving behind a united and prosperous Kenya.
This is likely to feature in their speeches given that they will be sharing a platform with DP Ruto.
Status Update of the Country
The head of state is expected to provide a general status report of the country, given the much that has been happening.
From incidences of insecurity to people disappearing only to be found dead, Kenyans are currently handling a lot.