Kenyan expectations are high as president Uhuru Kenyatta takes oath of office for the 2nd term in the office
In a manifesto which was unveiled in June 2017, some of the promises he gave to Kenyans included:-new jobs, free secondary school education, expanded health care and social welfare system.
Some of the promises President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to deliver during his first 100 days in office are:-
In its manifesto Jubilee promised to double the number of elderly persons under the cash transfer programme and also reduce endemic corruption in procurement of Government services and goods through digitisation of all state tenders. President Uhuru also pledged to expand NHIF cover to all Kenyans above 70 years of age and improve benefit packages for all NHIF members to cover a broader set of services including emergency ambulance evacuation, heart surgeries and chronic diseases.
The party also promised to raise penalties for economic crimes and work with the Judiciary to ensure that these are resolved within 6 months, immediately deploy an enhanced protection and reward framework for whistle blowers and publish annual details of all procurement awards for major government projects.
In the 2017 manifesto his government will reduce the cost of living for Mwananchi by stabilising the cost of food, energy and transport.And in the short term, government will ensure that no Kenyan will die from famine and the effects of the recent drought are mitigated by working with the private sector to import and distribute additional grain
President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to expand free public school program to incorporate free secondary education.He said the government will work towards achieving a 100% transition from primary to secondary school by providing free education in all public primary and public day secondary schools. He noted that No child, irrespective of background, will drop out of school because they cannot afford tuition fees
Jubilee pledged to expand free maternity care to include government funded NHIF cover for every expectant mother for one year this will be through the expansion of the “Linda Mama” programme (free maternity programme) to mission and private hospitals and provide health cover through NHIF for all expectant mothers for a period of 12 months covering the period before and after birth,” read the manifesto. By and large, President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to reverse the negatives experience in the Jubilee administration during his first time term in office.