Kenya: What Will Kenyatta Deliver for His 5th State of the Nation?

President Uhuru Kenyatta.
2 May 2018

President Uhuru Kenyatta will be delivering his first State of the Nation Address after his re-election in the highly contested and controversial 2017 general election that ended in a re-run.

Kenyatta's long-time rival and National Super Alliance leader, Raila Odinga, still refused to accept defeat and swore himself in as the 'People's President'.

However, much to everyone's surprise, Kenyatta and Odinga have been seen fostering a new "friendship", shaking hands and vowing to work together peacefully. So Kenyans are eager to hear him elaborate on the practical steps to be taken after his agreement with Odinga. The handshake as it has come to be known has raised so many questions and speculation regarding the 2022 presidential elections.

From the top of anyone's head, Kenyatta is expected to state exactly how his Big Four Agenda (universal health coverage, food security, increased manufacturing and housing) will be achieved and give an in-depth explanation about "the handshake".

This is What You Had to Say:

@Yoyocial Uhuru Kenyatta & Raila Odinga are running govt as partners. DP William Ruto is now alone in succession politics. We will have a Referendum in 2020. In 2022, Raila - President & Uhuru - Prime Minister. End of story!

@ntvkenya There are so many people who are against it (handshake) because they are selfish, they are narrow-minded. I am so happy about the sacrifice that was made between President Kenyatta and Raila Odinga - Alfred Keter. #NTVToday #StateOfTheNation

@PresidentKE I will deliver the 2018 #StateOfTheNation address at 2.30pm, at the core of it - our strategy and focus on achieving the #BigFour. We have also heard and will integrate your feedback in the speech. God Bless You all

@leonidas_carls Am just waiting to hear usual fake promises and portal achievements from the president #StateOfTheNation

@gathura_jidraff These are the promises that won't be fulfilled, but still will be included in Jubilee Manifesto 2022...

1). Food Security

2). Affordable Healthcare for all.

3). Affordable Housing

4). Manufacturing economy

#Big4ActionPlan #BuildingBridges #StateOfTheNation

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