President Uhuru Kenyatta State of the Nation Address 2017, Speech in Parliament

President Uhuru  Kenyatta gave his last March 2017  state of the Nation address in Parliament marking the end of the first term of Jubilee government regime (in terms of presidential speech in Parliament). In attendance were members of parliament from the upper and lower house (Senators) and Cabinet Secretaries (cs)

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President Uhuru Kenyatta last March 2017 state of the nation address in parliament: Speech and statements



Unlike the 2016 state of the Nation address where opposition mps shouted down  president Uhuru as he read his speech, 2017 address saw a lot of calmness.


Summary of  President Uhuru Kenyatta’s  state of the Nation address in parliament (15th March 2017


  • On Education the president said:

“One of the proudest achievements on my administration is in delivering honest exams in 2016

  • On corruption the president said:

“Today, we have 90 Special Prosecutors for economic crimes.”

  • On security the president said

“Our counter terrorism effort has delivered a sharp reduction in number of fatalities, attacks & attempts by terrorist entities.”
“In the Jubilee Manifesto, we promised to push the ratio of police officers below 1 officer for every 800 citizens.Our ratio of police to the population is 1 officer for 380 citizens, better than the prescribed UN ratio of 1 officer for every 450 citizens.

  • On healthcare the president said:

” From India, we have secured equipment and the expertise to establish a new cancer centre at Kenyatta Hospital.”
“We’ve increased the number of Kenyans with access to outpatient medical care through the NHIF from 3.8m in 2013 to 5.8 million in 2017.”
“We’ve doubled the numbers of expectant mothers delivering under the care of skilled medical attendants to over 1.2m by the end of 2016.”

  • On jobs the president said;

“The stable economic environment over the last 4yrs has seen the cumulative addition of 2.3m new jobs”
“Our GDP has expanded at strong average annual growth rate of 5.9 percent since 2013 this against a global average of 3 percent. “

  • On devolution the president said;

“After 4 years, Kshs 11 Billion has been accessed by close to a million young Kenyans
The National Govt has been able to provide street lights in all County Headquarters & to 36 other towns across the country.”
“Our joint effort with Turkana County has led to the successful implementation of a govt-driven livestock insurance & compensation program.”
“In counties like Uasin Gishu and Narok, we are collaborating to build new stadium”
“Our strong collaboration with the County Government of Lamu has enabled the rehabilitation of a previously dilapidated King Fadh Hospital.”

“Our support has ensured that residents of Modagashe in Garissa witnessed the first caesarean section conducted in their County.”

Read Uhuru’s 15th March 2017 State of the Nation address full speech here


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