State House spokesperson speaks on the state of the nation

State House spokes person Kanze Dena
State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena [Photo: Scooper]

StateHouse spokesperson Kanze Dena says the rising cost of living is not exclusive to Kenya but is a global phenomenon.

Speaking to a local radio station, Dena noted that this is fueled by numerous external factors, among them the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.

She says the war has led to a rise in the global price of petroleum, which is a key factor of production.

Speaking on President’s Big 4 Blueprint, Dena says progress has been made in all the sectors covering UHC, manufacturing, food security and affordable housing.

She says the aligned projects won’t end with the tenure of President Kenyatta because they’re part of the broad Vision 2030 and will be taken up by the next administration.

On matters the handshake, the State House spokesperson said, contrary to the narrative being perpetuated by a section of the political class, the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM Leader Raila Odinga in 2018 calmed down the country after a highly contested election enabling the Government to successfully deliver more projects.

Speaking about land issues, It was said President Uhuru Kenyatta continues to give the Coast land question top priority. She added that working with County Governments, the National Government has been able to distribute over 500,000 title deeds, which is a record high in the history of Kenya

To resolve the perennial challenge of food shortage especially during the dry seasons, Dena said it is a challenge upon them as the Coast region, led by our County Governments, to rethink food production systems.

Elsewhere, she spoke on the greater focus on blue economy programs which are the mainstay of the Coastal economy. She cited the Lamu Port, the revival of the fishing ports at Liwatoni and Shimoni as some of the ongoing projects in the region.

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