3 things Kenyans want Uhuru to address during Madaraka Day
31 May 2015, 17:36
Nairobi - Kenyans will expect a heavy speech from President Uhuru Kenyatta as the country celebrates Madaraka Day.
The president has recently been quiet over a number of teething issues, first and foremost to do with the state of the country's security.
Kenyans have been disappointed with the nature in which the country's borders have been torn down with ease by terrorists who have proceeded to kill hundreds of Kenyans and maim many others.
The fact that response has not been good enough from the government to curb the attacks is what will really worry Kenyans who have waited in vain for conclusive action from the government.
" We are worried about our security. It is a big problem. We are no longer safe in our own country, which is indeed very worrying. We have not been assured of our safety," Henry Wangai, a Nairobi lawyer says.
" Tomorrow, I expect to hear the president say that he will deal with the issue of insecurity with finality. Some changes to our current security structure might also help," he adds.
Also on the agenda, will be the levels of corruption in the country, which is still very high, even though the president has taken some action in that regard.
" I want to hear him speak about corruption," Viola Okongo, a beautician says.
" The president has tried to do something but it is still not enough. There are too many corruption stories we hear every day and at high levels of government. He needs to address it, she adds.
Finally, the high cost of living will expect to get high mention, especially as prices of basic commodities continue to rise.
" I want the president to ensure that the cost of living goes down," Zacharia Mulwa," a plumber says.
" Things are rising and rising and I am yet to hear the opposite. We are paying heavily for basic goods and yet our income remains the same. He has to do something fast," he hopes.
Other issues that Kenyans have been keen to have spoken about include job creation, the struggling tourism sector and the controversial enactment of new National Hospital Insurance Fund NHIF rates.
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