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President Kenyatta set for State of the Nation speech in Parliament.
The address to a special joint sitting of the two Houses — the Senate and the National Assembly — was scheduled to begin from 2:30 p.m.
While the agenda of President Kenyatta’s speech has not been revealed, it comes against the backdrop of rising corruption and insecurity in the country.
In his maiden State of the Nation address to both houses on March 27 last year, the President promised to tackle corruption, address insecurity, contain the public wage bill and oversee the growth of the economy.
However, the goal is yet to be realised as rampant insecurity and widespread corruption cases have continued unabated, denting the government’s image and ability to tackle the critical issues.