President Uhuru Signals a Constitutional Amendment

President Uhuru Kenyatta [photo: capital FM]

Tuesday, 20th October – President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent another signal to the amendment of the constitution in his address during the mashujaa day celebrations. 

In his address during the Mashujaa celebrations held in Gusii Stadium, Kisii county, the president said, the country is staring at another constitutional moment, which will strengthen national unity, equity, and political inclusion.  

Our political practice unfortunately has been such, that resources and opportunities go to those occupying positions of authority. But it is possible for us to entrench the principles of equity, in the distribution of resources and opportunities in the constitution. This way, it is the constitution that will guarantee us, that no one is excluded or left behind,” said President Uhuru.

At the same time, the Head of State also honored the front line health workers during the mashujaa day celebrations. He saluted the medics for the part they have played so far in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

The president, however, did not mention the solutions to some of the challenges that the medics are facing that has seen some of them go on strike. 

In particular, I want to give a special mention to our departed health workers. These great souls paid the ultimate price, and like our founding fathers, they teach us that heroes are ordinary people, who are made extraordinary by unusual circumstances.” Separately the president has emphasized the need for peaceful and meaningful political competition. 

He also asked leaders to offer different policy ideas but refrain from insults in their political rallies. 

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