The president stated that his government had taken the first five years to concentrate on the country’s infrastructure through improvement of the roads and railways system, better water connection and effective supply of electricity.
Uhuru explained that he has now shifted focus to the more softer aspects which include improvement of health, creation of jobs and better housing facilities which form the basis of the improvements he is to make during the remaining four years.
Problems that come with Elections
The Head of State noted that the country was moving away from having elections disorient the nation every time they are held as witnessed in previous years.
” That is why we have been really focusing ourselves on working together with even the opposition leaders and say Kenya comes first.
“We cannot be always going through this sickly cycle where we are talking and fighting about elections.
“We need to move forward,” stated Uhuru.
He pointed out that the handshake with opposition leader Raila Odinga was aimed at steering the country forward.
Financial Debt facing the Country
President Uhuru highlighted that the reason for the acquisition of the loan from China was aimed to close the infrastructure gap.
” Someone coming to Nairobi in the next 10 years, let us not talk about the rest of the country but just Nairobi, will be able to note the improvements done,” stated the President.
Uhuru disregarded claims that Kenya is only borrowing from China and stated that the country was getting financial support from other nations such as Japan and France.
“We have borrowed from China, US, the General Electric, who are the backbone of what we are doing in the health sector.
“When it comes to energy, we are working closely with AFT(Agriculture Fast Track) by African Development Bank and the World Bank,” remarked Uhuru.
China’s Hidden Agenda
Uhuru dismissed the allegations that China had a hidden agenda towards the financial support they accorded African countries.
The president affirmed that Kenya had a development agenda that he was fully committed to achieve before the completion of his term in office.
“From our Kenyan perspective, We have a development, social, economic agenda and we are willing to partner with any country,” stated the Head of State.
Running for a third Term
President Uhuru revealed that he would not change the constitution in order to run for a third term in 2022.