Sunday, September 11, 2016

President Kenyatta Details Vision for Kenya, Promises Justice, Prosperity at Jubilee Party Launch
Sep. 11, 2016, 9:00 am

President Uhuru Kenyatta waves at supporters as he arrives at Safaricom Stadium Kasarani in Nairobi for the official launch of Jubilee Party ahead of the 2017 general  election, September 10, 2016. /REUTERS

President Uhuru Kenyatta has unveiled Jubilee Party's vision for Kenya and guaranteed equality, justice and prosperity.

He cited progress in energy, infrastructure development, health, education, technology and innovation, which he termed key drivers of Kenya’s growth and development.

On education, Uhuru said Jubilee’s 'leave no child behind' policy will ensure more classes and teachers, and increased student funding by the end of 2018.

“No primary school student – none whatsoever – will miss a place in a public secondary school on account of not being able to afford the school fees,” he said.

The President said that in five years, every child in Kenya will have the opportunity to go to a public school and receive quality education.

He addressed more that 60,000 supporters at the launch of Jubilee Party at Safaricom Stadium Kasarani in Nairobi on Saturday.

Uhuru assured that the government will continue investing in security.

He noted that the government will start a a large scale project in October, to build houses for security officers.

“We commit to the brave men and women in uniform that we will continue to provide them with better equipment, improved mobility, and improving their terms of service,” he said.

But he noted that security officers will in return have to serve Kenyans diligently.

The President said every household in Kenya will have access to affordable electricity in the next two years.

“This initiative is dear to me because it is a game-changer for our young people, and the catalyst that will bring development to every corner of our country,” he said.

Uhuru further outlined his administration’s focus on improving health, saying the transformation of the system across the country was irreversible.

“Our hospitals will be centres of excellence for the African continent. We will continue training more doctors, more nurses, and more medical technicians,” he said.

He added that his government will continue investing in the sector through approaches including providing crucial services that force Kenyans to travel abroad.

“The stories of Kenyans bankrupting their families to send loved ones for treatment abroad will come to an end. Instead we shall be the destination for medical tourists,” he said.

The Head of State also spoke about his targets in infrastructure development, saying his intention was to continue investing aggressively in the sector.

“We will extend the reach of the road network to link every town and marketplace,” said Uhuru.

He disclosed that Jubilee will allocated massive resources to projects such as the the Likoni bridge and Dongo Kundu bypass to transform the South Coast of Kenya.

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