Uhuru’s bag of goodies as he finally ends curfew

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President Uhuru Kenyatta unwrapped a basket of goodies for economically battered Kenyans in his last Mashujaa Day speech that was marked by conciliatory overtures and a catalogue of legacy projects that have defined his two terms as Head of State.

The highlights of the reliefs included immediate lifting of the Covid-19 night curfew that has lasted for nearly two years, a multi-billion shilling economic stimulus package targeted at critical sectors of the economy, policy interventions for the youth and an ease in the cost of fuel and electricity in the next two months.

The Wang’uru Stadium in Kirinyaga County, where the fete was held, erupted in cheers as the President announced immediate lifting of the 10pm to 4am curfew as a pandemic-weary nation sighed a collective sigh of relief on seeing the end of a restrictions that has disrupted life and killed thousands of jobs. 

“With significant progress registered in the containment of Covid-19, it is now time to shift our focus from survival to co-existing with the disease. In that regard, my administration will be rolling out the third financial stimulus programme, designed to accelerate the pace of our economic growth and to sustain the gains already made,” said Mr Kenyatta at the event attended by Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera, Deputy President William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga among other dignitaries.

President Kenyatta announced a raft of wide-ranging financial and policy interventions in agriculture, health, education, drought response, infrastructure, financial inclusion, energy and environmental conservation targeted to help counties to recover from the Covid-19 economic shocks.


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