President Uhuru Kenyatta has concluded his 8th and second last State of the Nation address as stipulated in article 126 of the Constitution of Kenya.
In his speech, the president has emphasized on Nationhood, leadership through sacrifice and Covid-19 situation in the country. He noted the gains the country had made some of which include: the surpassing of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) tax returns.
"For the first time KRA exceeded its revenue collection target despite the COVID stress over the economy. KRA projected a Ksh.1.5T collection in tax during 2020, they collected Ksh.1.67T which was in excess of their projected intention," he said.
He also spoke about the relentlessness of Kenyans during the pandemic of which he noted that the economy has shown 14 times more resilience than 20 other states in the past year.
Other punchlines and inspirational quotes from the head of state in today's speech that have portrayed his undying statesmanship and efforts to transform the country before he exits the stage include:
"I have learned that you could serve your country in any capacity because service is not a position, it is action."
"Kenya is always greater than any one of us."
President Kenyatta: Choices are nothing without leadership.
"No one will be safe from Covid, until we are all safe."
"Of all the lessons the enduring one is that Kenya is always greater than any one of us. In times of great political turmoil men and women must be spurred by the love of their country to bridge partisan divides and to come together to put Kenya first."
"A crisis is indeed about choices; those who choose danger and fear do not survive, those who see the crisis through the lens of opportunity develop resilience and are able build back better." President Uhuru Kenyatta said in the half-filled August house.
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