President Uhuru Kenyatta has revealed that the country has made strides in various sectors under his leadership compared to the previous regimes.
The Head of State of Kenya was speaking during the Madaraka Day Celebration held at the lakeside city of Kisumu on Tuesday.
He highlighted achievements in infrastructure projects, including roads, rail, and the health sector.
The government has built Nairobi-Mombasa Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), and the construction of Nairobi-Naivasha is ongoing.
Kenyatta’s administration has also constructed Lamu and Kisumu ports, making Kenya the first country in the East African Community and Africa at large with ports.
He said the ports would transform the transshipment sector and place Kenya on the map in the oil transportation sector.
“The colonisers left us with a GDP of close to Ksh. 6.4b, the combined administrations of Mzee Kenyatta, Moi and Kibaki increased the national cake to Ksh.4.5 trillion, in a span of 50 years, but in only 8 years I have; has doubled that, and we are worth 10.3 trillion,” said President Kenyatta.
On land reforms, he noted that in seven years, his government has 5.1 title deeds compared to 6 million title deeds the three previous administrations issued in fifty years.
He took a swipe at his critics who have been accusing him of failing to deliver.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.