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Uhuru marks fourth year in office, as State House applauds his achievement

Kenya has witnessed unprecedented development ranging from infrastructure development to improved access to electricity under President Uhuru Kenyatta’s rule, State House has said.

State House said Kenya is better today than it was four years ago when President Kenyatta took office.

The Head of State, who was sworn into office on April 9th 2013, marked the anniversary of his fourth year in power on Sunday.

State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said Kenyans have a lot to be thankful for including but not limited to the successful establishment of devolution and the fact that people are healthier today than four years ago.

Speaking when he briefed journalists at the Kisumu State Lodge on Sunday, Mr Manoah said the Jubilee Administration has ensured that all laws relating to devolution have been enacted and has also more than doubled resources allocated to county government’s.

IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE

Whereas the Constitution states counties are entitled to only 15 percent of national revenue, President Kenyatta’s Administration has been allocating more than 34 percent to the counties.

“If you consider these facts, together with the fact that this administration has set up critical new institutions that manage inter-government relations. It is clear to us that the country is making progress,” he said.

He said the Jubilee Government has overseen the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway, the single largest infrastructure project Kenya has ever witnessed.

He said no county has been left behind in the Jubilee Administration’s policies of improving infrastructure, increasing of access to electricity and including other programs like free maternity.

JUBILEE RECORD

The Spokesperson said Jubilee’s development record is provable and that was one of the reasons why President Kenyatta will on Monday, April 10 2017, launch a portal to showcase the Government’s development records.

He said the portal will showcase various National Government programs and projects across the country.

Mr Manoah said the Jubilee Administration has also embarked on clearing the invasive hyacinth weed from Lake Victoria.

He said the government is buying equipment for clearing the weed and that 500 National Youth Service cohorts have already been assigned to start the work.