Kenya has made strides, but still has work to do

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MWAI KIBAKI

Kenya is at a time in its history that is full of hope for a bright future. Over the past 10 years, our country has enjoyed a sustained blossoming of democracy. In 2010, Kenya adopted a new Constitution. With that Constitution, we further secured the human rights and civil liberties of our citizens and entrenched constitutional governance and justice.

Equally important, over the past 10 years, we have scored significant victories against diseases including HIV and AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and other childhood and adult maladies.

Hundreds of thousands more children have found their way into school and many more adults have found new life skills through training and capacity-building.

We have also pulled hundreds of thousands of Kenyans out of poverty and put them on the pathway to economic independence and self-reliance.

In doing this, we have also expanded our economic base – opening up new and extensive infrastructure, energy and information technology projects.

The achievements in our country have been attained through the respect for the rule of law, sound policies, improved governance, as well as open and innovative democracy.

However, as all Kenyans recognize, we still have a lot more work to do.

Poverty, disease and unemployment still remain a big challenge for us.

Nevertheless, I am confident that we will seize opportunities to innovate and invest, and thus keep our country on the road to even greater prosperity.

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  • upuzi_tele

    “However, as all Kenyans recognize, we still have a lot more work to do. ”
    “Poverty, disease and unemployment ” INSECURITY, TRIBALISM AND CORRUPTION” still remain a big challenge for us. ”
    That is exactly what he was supposed to say.

    • Tony

      I think the former give rise to the later, boss.

  • elijah

    We have made strides…we shall over come!

  • Kenyans indeed have alot of work to do. Infact, your Excellency, you must protect them from arrogant tribalism thats being paraded by certain presidential candidates. We need to nib in the bud tribal mischief being fronted as basis for better leadership. The country has been held back for so many years by characters with no more than tribal ideals roaming on the corridors of power. We need people who can move the country a head without relying on tribal numbers that mean nothing to majority of Kenyans. We need leaders who can see beyond the narrow confines of tribalism. Kenyans want selfishless leaders and you can easily guide them on that. Not individuals whose only claim to leadership is money stolen from the public.
    Obviously, we cant expect guys merely driven by big tribal numbers to solve our problems. Infact, the new constitution is being subverted by tribalism. Thats because while it was supposed to open leadership[ to all Kenyans, tribalism disguised a political numbers is being passed around to narrow the citizen’s right of choice. Indeed the fictitious so called two horse race is certainly intented to serve that purpose. You should guide Kenyans to reject tribalism at whatever guise.
    We should understand that if tribalism was never used as tool of denial, if not as utter discrimination, Kenya would very cohesive by now. It would even have economically taken off by now. I dare say guys came together at independence to pursue tribal interests! Thats why the likes of late Hon. R. G. Ngala fell on the wayside. We must face the truth and stand as Kenyans not as tribal units fighting for space. Furthermore, what are small communities supposed to do when big tribal numbers become deciding factor for country’s leadership? That in itself, is one sure way of brewing rebellion. Once small communities realize that there is nothing forr them at national level, disatisfication sets in. The likes of brother Uhuru Kenyatta and PM Raila Odinga must thus stop mischieviously forcing themselves on Kenyans. Leadership has to be defined by issues and issues alone. Arrogantly ridding on big tribal numbers is recipe for for chaos, if not outright disaster. Viewed in that background, it amounts to unforgivable treason!

    • Greenmarshmarrows

      @Pratt, why dont you write your own blogg. do you seriously think anyone will read all this? Get a life

      • @Greenmarshmarrows: What difference would it make if we were to take you seriously? You are perhaps too frustrated and confused. Perhaps, as far as you are concerned, Kenyans “dont read” thats against you! Get over it pal and write something that makes sense. Dont give pointed directions that cant serve any purpose at all! Why waste time saying nothing, or you are holed in a cyber cafe?

        • Greenmarshmarrows

          You got me laughing, you swallowed the bait. I just wanted to get into your nerves and did not mean to hurt you. Seriously! Dont take online comments so seriously.

          • @Greenmarshmarrows: Who says you got in to my nerves? And who told you am easily amused? Cant you attempt to be above the heritage of nonsense? Find something to do pal, times are hard! No time for kidding unless you are a mental case! No slur intented pal!

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