As he engaged Kenyans on Facebook Live on Sunday morning, President Uhuru Kenyatta once again pledged that he is committed to creating an additional 6.5 million quality jobs, especially for the youth in the next five years if he emerges victorious in next month’s elections.
In a candid live online conversation where he responded to questions from Kenyans, the head of state said Jubilee has put in place an Action Plan that will see creation of more jobs as well as lower prices of essential commodities.
“My Action Plan will transform the progress we have made over the last four years, into real benefits for all Kenyans. Over the next 5 years, my Government will create 6.5 million extra quality jobs, especially for the youth,” President Kenyatta said.
“I want to have a candid conversation with all Kenyans – a conversation about the progress we’ve made and the policies for the future – not politics and power-games,” President Kenyatta said.
He said that his administration has spent the last four years building foundation for job creation by investing in infrastructure, roads, rail and electricity, adding that 2.5 million jobs were created in the process.
“We’ve ensured more Kenyans have access to quality education and healthcare. And we’ve taken the fight to Al-Shabaab to make this country safer for every Kenyan family,” the President said.
“Many of our youth who study and work hard can’t find jobs, high food prices still leave many families hungry, and our manufacturing sector has not yet delivered enough new jobs and higher wages,” the President said.
“With my Action Plan, I will take immediate action to ensure that this progress means a lower cost of living for you and your family, President Kenyatta assured Kenyans.”
Uhuru called on Kenyans to maintain peace during the elections and assured the government will ensure security for all Kenyans during and after the polls. “All Kenyans must adhere to the principles of unity, democracy and peaceful coexistence especially as we prepare for this general election,” President Kenyatta said.
He added: We roundly and loudly reject the politics of division and incitement. No matter the results of the election, we must love one another as we love ourselves.”