During his last State of the Nation address on Tuesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta gave his government’s performance a clean bill of health.
Uhuru told the two houses that even as he embarks on his last days in office, he is a happy man since he has delivered most of his promises to Kenyans.
The President defended his economic plan for the two terms he has been the head of state, adding that he has achieved more than the other governments before him.
The 10-year Jubilee regime has been characterized by extensive borrowing of loans to aid in the construction of major projects.
The Head of State pointed out his quest for economic acceleration and the Big Push Investments as the major factors that have enabled notable growth to the economy and in turn improved living standards.
The Big push saw the Jubilee administration build the first post-independence standard gauge railway and the Lamu Sea Port.
He added that major projects like the construction of roads, issuance of title deeds, improved connectivity to electricity in the rural areas, and building of seaports are the strong foundations for his legacy.
President Uhuru cited the significant transformation by the Asian Tigers popularly known as the ‘Asian Miracle’ as what catapult the growth of the four countries of Taiwan, Singapore, The Republic of Korea, and Hong Kong.
The President also said that the country’s GDP has grown over the years from sh.4.74 trillion when he took over office to the present sh.11 trillion.
This he said has enabled the country to rank sixth among the wealthiest countries on the African continent. “This is all because of good leadership and the power of choices,” Uhuru said.
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