58Th Mashujaa Day 2021 celebration marked at Wang’uru stadium in Kirinyaga County. Amongst the speeches made, The President’s speech carried the day. The long-awaited Curfew has been lifted not to be heard anytime soon.
Several dignitaries attended the event alongside, former prime minister Raila Amollo Odinga, Deputy President William Samoei Ruto, the host Governor Anne waiguru, and others.
President Kenyatta led the country in marking the day aimed at celebrating the country’s heroes and heroines who led the foundation for the birth of the Kenyan nation in different ways.
Uhuru mentioned the projects and programmes that his government has undertaken since 2013 in order to transform lives and improve the well being of the country in all sectors of the economy.
The president disclosed the history of Kenya explaining the origin to the name “Kenya”. He says it was seemingly borrowed from Kamba word Kirima Kirinyaga, The Mount Kenya, and hence adopted as Kirinyaga.
In his speech, Uhuru Kenyatta lifted the curfew that has been in operation since last year March 2020. He also made open access to all bars and restaurants.
The defaulters listed in CRB in the past 12 months for 5 Million and below loans will be delisted from CRB till the end of September 2022.
The national initiative Kazi mtaani programme launched in April last year is set to be revived. The initiative which employs close to 283,210 youths in 900 informal settlements across the 47 counties has been allocated 3 billion Kenyan shillings and is set to kick off soon.
Competency-based curriculum commonly known as CBC will be expanded using 8Billion shillings. As well as the development of 50 New well equipped level 3 hospitals for 3.2 Billion.
Stringent measures to curb drought have been put in place with a boost of 1.5Billion shillings. This is to help the livestock and its keeping communities. The animal and chicken feeds production costs are set to be reduced as well.
The sugar cane farmers to we’re not left out, They have been allocated 1.5Billion to cater for the payment of farmers. The coffee sector to we’re allocated 1Billion.
In The long speech read at Wang’uru stadium, It’s the curfew lifting that has melted the hearts of many who took the social medial platforms to showcase their excitement.