President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to secure the profits made in 2021 despite the challenges that have emerged.
In his New Year’s message, the President urged Kenyans to choose leadership through politics, a judicial system and a courageous avenue over a popular one.
âFirst of all, we have to prefer leadership to politics. Leadership is about visions, while politics is about positions. Leadership is about the next generation, while politics is just about the next elections. In fact, our obsession with politics has only slowed our potential as a people, âhe said on a live broadcast on New Year’s Eve.
The President stressed the need to work together to improve Kenya despite the challenges ahead.
âWe’re saying goodbye to 2021 and we’re excited that 2022 will give us the opportunity to do things better. By offering a fresh start, the New Year is a year of correction and building better … As a nation, it is up to us to write our history page by page for 2022; make sure every day
We’re doing better Kenya than the day before, âhe added.
In an address from the Nairobi State House to the nation, the President highlighted the achievements of his administration over the past nine years, highlighting the successes in bridging infrastructure deficits, access to affordable and affordable health care and in the security sector.
He also said his administration had greatly improved the way business was done in the country. The President said that in the New Year, the nation will move closer to achieving universal health coverage through the various programs implemented.
He said several government projects will be completed in the new year and Kenyans will feel the dividends.
âOur landscape in the New Year will also be redefined with the completion of the construction of the main traffic arteries in all parts of the country. In particular, the iconic Nairobi Expressway will open in the first quarter of the new year, âhe promised.
âOutside of Nairobi, we will also complete the Kisumu Mamboleo Road, the Eldoret Bypass; Isebania – Kisii Street; Kibwezi Mutumo Kitui Migwani Street; Garsen-Witu-Strasse; Laisami
Ngurunit Street; Makutano-Kachelieba-Konyao Road to the west – Pokot; Ngong Suswa Road; Kenol-Marua Street; the Mombasa road network; the James Gichuru-Rironi Road Expansion and the
Mau Mau Roads, âhe added.
In terms of education, the president noted that the CBC infrastructure program will provide 10,000 classrooms across the country in early 2022 to provide a better learning environment for Kenyan children.
To promote tourism, trade and social engagement and strengthen continental integration, the head of state said the national airline Kenya Airways will join forces with partners in South Africa to create a pan-African airline with unmatched continental reach and global coverage.
He also cited the successes in the fight against Covid 19, noting that the government’s goal is to vaccinate at least 30 million Kenyans by the end of next year.