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4 defining moments for President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2020

President Uhuru Kenyatta made several key decisions in 2020 that significantly changed Kenya.

Among the key decisions made by the head of the state was his commitment to leaving behind a united and prosperous country that has seen him read from different scripts with his deputy who has constantly voiced opposition to the path chosen by the head of state.


To achieve this, the president has been a firm supporter of the Building Bridges Initiative report that is also backed by Raila Odinga.


The resolve to push the document through has left some casualties in its wake, among them Deputy President William Ruto who found himself in an unfamiliar situation.


During the official launch of the document at the Bomas of Kenya, Ruto was subjected to shame as the crowd openly booed him and dismissed him when he attempted to criticize the report.


The President also made a bold decision to weed out undesirable elements who opted to focus on politics instead of supporting the government’s development agenda.


This saw the Jubilee party execute a brutal purge that left many casualties including Kipchumba Murkomen, Kithure Kindiki, Aden Duale among others wounded politically after they were kicked out.


The disruption brought about by Covid-19 was perhaps the biggest challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s leadership.


Backed by a team of experts and with more than 47 million Kenyans behind him, the head of state expertly managed the situation and saw Kenya fair favorably.


In several instances, the head of state made bold decisions that controlled the spread of the virus and kept Kenyans going at a time when the global economy was under threat.


His administration rolled out a range of relief measures including financial support to the most vulnerable.


On the global scene, the head of state did not disappoint as his diplomatic charm offensive paid off when Kenya was elected a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, defeating Djibouti for a seat designated for African countries

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    Written by Fred Orido

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