Just hours after decrying amendments on the BBI report following the dissenting opinion from the DP and his allies, President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to deliver a state of the Nation address.
The key event is scheduled for November 12, 2020, during a joint parliamentary sitting.
The meeting was confirmed by the speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi in the wake of the fierce rebellion among the DPs allies owing to the just-released BBI report.
The president is expected to address a number of challenges bedeviling the Country with the current among others, the spiking Covid-19 pandemic, and the BBI report.
The pressure has been mounting on the head of state to deliver this year’s address, scheduled for November due to the effects of Covid-19, as opposed to the usual March and May months.
Standing Order 22 of the National Assembly says the President shall address Parliament once every year.
Article 132 of the Constitution obligates the President to address a joint sitting of the Houses on a matter that touches on national values.
DP Ruto and his faction have been piling pressures on the head of state, castigating the BBI for creating a few positions in the executive, as opposed to the focus on the aftermath of post-Covid-19.
“We are eager to listen and hear what President Kenyatta has in terms of realigning his agenda and priority of the nation in line with ensuring sustainable development and economic recovery,” Said Kimani Ichung’wa.