Uhuru to deliver State of the Nation Address next week

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 17:18 |
President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers a State of the Nation Address in Parliament on April 3, 2016. PHOTO/COURTESY

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to deliver his State of the Nation Address as dictated by the Constitution of Kenya. 

According to a Tuesday, November 23 statement seen by People Daily Digital, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi wrote to Members of Parliament informing them of the address by the Head of State.

“I wish to inform the House that I have received a message from His Excellency the President dated 19th November 2021 conveying that he intends to deliver the 2021 State of the Nation Address to Parliament pursuant to Article 132(1) of the Constitution,” the statement from the Speaker read in part. 

The Speaker in his statement to MPs said Uhuru will make the address on Tuesday, November 30 as the Constitution dictates.

“Pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution and Standing Order 22(2) of the National Assembly Standing Orders, therefore, I wish to notify all Members that a Special Joint Sitting of Parliament will take place on Tuesday, 30th November 2021 at 2:30 pm in the National Assembly Main Chamber, Parliament Buildings,” the statement detailed.

Muturi further stated that the President is mandated to address a special sitting of Parliament once every year and may address Parliament at any other time. 

In his State of the Nation Address, the President is also expected to report on all the measures taken and the progress achieved in the realization of the national values, referred to in Article 10.

The President’s address on the progress of the nation is also published in the Kenya Gazette before a report on the same is submitted for debate on the floor of the National Assembly. 

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