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President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi when he gave The Sixteenth [16th] Presidential Address on the Coronavirus Pandemic.

President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi when he gave The Sixteenth [16th] Presidential Address on the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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Page 1 of 10THE SIXTEENTH [16TH] PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ON THECORONAVIRUS PANDEMICTUESDAY29TH JUNE, 2021STATE HOUSEFellow Kenyans, Today, we mark more than 15 months since we recorded the firstCOVID-19 case in Kenya. Although our experiences as a people havebeen different, the last 15 months have been a season of adaptingto a new normal. Our former way of life was re-set and we had to adapt to new andunfamiliar routines. To protect our children and secure their future,we took them out of school.Similarly, we had to shy away from places of worship in order topreserve the believers, their families, and their neighbours. For thelove of our elderly, we had to forego visits to our elderly relatives inorder to show them love. This has been the unfamiliar anduncomfortable new ord...
President Kenyatta commissions road, water projects in Siaya County

President Kenyatta commissions road, water projects in Siaya County

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SIAYA, 30th May 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has commissioned two key road and water projects in Siaya County. The President, who arrived in the region Sunday afternoon for a three-day working visit, officially opened the Shs1.6 billion Kodiaga-Wagai-Onyirore/Akala, and Nyangweso-Muhanda road circuit, and the Shs 2.4 billion Siaya-Bondo water supply and sanitation project. President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Kisumu County for a three-day working tour of Nyanza Region during which he will visit several Government projects. The President was received by Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Kisumu Governor Prof. Anyang' Nyong'o. The road network covers a total distance of 38kms, opening up the fish and sugarcane rich region to markets in Kisumu and beyond. On the o...
President Kenyatta holds talks with visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of Saudi Arabia

President Kenyatta holds talks with visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of Saudi Arabia

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NAIROBI, 26th May 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi held talks with visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan Alsaud. President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi held talks with visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan Alsaud. Also present during the meeting was Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo. During their talks, the President and his guest discussed the strong bilateral ties between Kenya and Saudi Arabia, noting that the two countries were keen on deepening their relations going forward. President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi held talks with visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabi...
President Kenyatta mourns former Nairobi County Speaker Ole Magelo

President Kenyatta mourns former Nairobi County Speaker Ole Magelo

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NAIROBI, 8th May 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of former Nairobi County Speaker Alex Ole Magelo who passed away last night at a Nairobi hospital. In his message of comfort and encouragement, President Kenyatta described the late Ole Magelo as an outstanding leader who worked hard to make Kenya a better country for all. The Head of State said the late Ole Magelo’s commitment to duty and service to fellow Kenyans saw him being appointed as a member of the Kenya Leather Development Council last year. “I have known the late Ole Magelo for a long time and from my interactions with him, I came to appreciate his commitment and desire to make life better for others. “He was a gentleman and a sports enthusiast w...
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday evening bade farewell to his Tanzanian counterpart Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi City County.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday evening bade farewell to his Tanzanian counterpart Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi City County.

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President Suluhu is returning home after a successful two-day maiden State Visit to Kenya during which she held talks with President Kenyatta, attended a Kenya-Tanzania Business Forum and addressed a joint session of Parliament among other official engagements.
Kenya and Tanzania agree to eliminate barriers to trade, movement of people

Kenya and Tanzania agree to eliminate barriers to trade, movement of people

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NAIROBI, 4th May 2021, (PSCU)— Kenya and Tanzania have today agreed to eliminate barriers hindering the smooth flow of trade and people between the two East African nations. The decision was arrived at today at State House, Nairobi during bilateral talks led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and visiting Tanzania Head of State Samia Suluhu Hassan. A joint team of experts will be set up to address the disjointed enforcement of cross-border Covid-19 containment protocols, one of the most pronounced non-tarriff trade barrier between the two nations. "Just as His Excellency the President has said, we have agreed that our Health Ministers need to sit down and come up with a structured system of testing our people at the border points to allow easy movement of our people so as to...
JKIA: President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania arrives in Kenya for a 2-Day State Visit

JKIA: President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania arrives in Kenya for a 2-Day State Visit

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Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi for a two-day State Visit to the Republic of Kenya. The visiting Head of State was received by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Amb. Amina Mohammed (Sports) and Kenya's Ambassador to Tanzania Dan Kazungu. Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi for a two-day State Visit to the Republic of Kenya. The visiting Head of State was received by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Amb. Amina Mohammed (Sports) and Kenya's Ambassador to Tanzania Dan Kazungu. Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic...
End of manual land transactions in Nairobi as President Kenyatta unveils digital platform

End of manual land transactions in Nairobi as President Kenyatta unveils digital platform

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NAIROBI, 27th April 2021 (PSCU)-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday unveiled Ardhisasa, a digital land information management system, marking the end of manual land transactions in Nairobi. President Uhuru Kenyatta tours the National Geospatial Data Centre in Nairobi County during the launch of the National Land Information Management System (NLIMS). Also present is Labour CS Simon Chelugui. President Uhuru Kenyatta tours the National Geospatial Data Centre in Nairobi County during the launch of the National Land Information Management System (NLIMS). Also present are Labour CS Simon Chelugui and Education CS Prof. George Magoha. The new system was developed by a team of Kenyan techies over a three-year period and is designed to enhance the security of land records, speed up ...
Passing-Out parade of National Youth Service (NYS)   recruits at NYS College, Gilgil, Nakuru County.

Passing-Out parade of National Youth Service (NYS) recruits at NYS College, Gilgil, Nakuru County.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives for the  Passing-Out parade of National Youth Service (NYS)   recruits at NYS College, Gilgil, Nakuru County. President Uhuru Kenyatta salutes for the National Anthem on arrival for the  Passing-Out parade of National Youth Service (NYS)   recruits at NYS College, Gilgil, Nakuru County. President Uhuru Kenyatta launches the National Youth Service (NYS) Servicemen and servicewomen tracking system during the Passing-Out parade of the  recruits at NYS College, Gilgil, Nakuru County. President Uhuru Kenyatta launches the National Youth Service (NYS) Servicemen and servicewomen tracking system during the Passing-Out parade of the  recruits at NYS College, Gilgil, Nakuru County.
Kenya and DR Congo enter cooperation agreements on economy, security and maritime transport

Kenya and DR Congo enter cooperation agreements on economy, security and maritime transport

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KINSHASA, DR CONGO, 21st April 2021 –Kenya and DR Congo have today signed four framework cooperation agreements covering several economic sectors, security and defence as well as maritime transport. President Uhuru Kenyatta is received by the Congolese President H.E. Felix Tshisekedi on arrival at the Palais de la Nation, official resident of the DR Congo's President in Kinshasa, during his second day of State Visit to the country. Among the four pacts, signed on the second day of President Kenyatta's three-day State visit of DR Congo, is the general cooperation agreement which provides a framework for joint promotion of economic, technical, scientific and socio-cultural programmes. President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo witnes...
President Kenyatta mourns Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange

President Kenyatta mourns Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange

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NAIROBI, 31st March 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family and residents of Kiambaa Constituency following the death of MP Paul Koinange. Hon Koinange passed away Wednesday morning at a Nairobi hospital while receiving treatment. In his message of comfort, the President said Kenya has lost one of its dependable leaders whose undivided focus was the unity, stability and progress of the country. The Head of State mourned Hon Koinange as a keen and steadfast supporter of the country's peace agenda through the National Assembly's Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security where he was the Chairperson. “The cruel hand of death has robbed us of a steadfast leader. A leader and gentleman whose undivided focus was the peac...
President Kenyatta condoles with the Obama family

President Kenyatta condoles with the Obama family

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NAIROBI, 29th March 2021 (PSCU) –President Uhuru Kenyatta has condoled with the Obama family following the death of Mama Sarah Onyango Obama. Mama Sarah, who is the third wife of the paternal grandfather of former US President Barack Obama, died Monday morning in Kisumu. In his message of comfort, the President mourned the Obama family matriarch as an icon of family values and a philanthropist whose contribution to the progress of the Kenyan nation shall be dearly. "The passing away of Mama Sarah is a big blow to our nation. We've lost a strong, virtuous woman. A matriarch who held together the Obama family and was an icon of family values," the President eulogised. Mama Sarah Obama will be remembered by many for her philanthropic work especially in her Nyang'oma Kogel...
President Kenyatta attends State Funeral of former Tanzanian President Magufuli in Dodoma

President Kenyatta attends State Funeral of former Tanzanian President Magufuli in Dodoma

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DODOMA (Tanzania), 22nd March 2021 (PSCU) President Uhuru Kenyatta today joined thousands of Tanzanians and visiting leaders, among them eight other African Heads of State, at Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma for the State Funeral of former President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli. President Uhuru Kenyatta signs a condolence book as he pays his last respects to former Tanzania President Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli during the State Funeral at Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma. The President, who was accompanied by EAC Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed, attended the sombre ceremony alongside Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa), Felix Tshisekedi (DR Congo) and Felipe Nyusi (Mozambique). President Uhuru Kenyatta pays his last respects to former Tanzania President Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli duri...
President Kenyatta signs Tax Laws (Amendment), Tea bills into law

President Kenyatta signs Tax Laws (Amendment), Tea bills into law

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 NAIROBI, 23rd December 2020, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi, signed into law the Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020 which was passed yesterday by Members of the National Assembly. - President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi when he signed into law the Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020 and the Tea Bill of 2018 Also signed into law is the Tea Bill of 2018, which contains several reforms among them, the re-engineering of the Tea Board of Kenya to oversee the development, promotion and regulation of Kenya's tea sector. The bills were presented to the President for signature by  Solicitor General Ken Ogeto at the brief ceremony attended by Agriculture CS Peter Munya, Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka and Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Amos Kimunya. ...
President Kenyatta calls for closer stakeholder collaboration in Covid-19 fight

President Kenyatta calls for closer stakeholder collaboration in Covid-19 fight

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NAIROBI, 8th December 2020 President Uhuru Kenyatta has underscored the need for closer collaboration between governments, development partners and international financial institutions in dealing with the harsh economic and social effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Saying global bounce back will not be swift enough without the involvement of Africa, the President reminded development partners and international financial institutions to support African governments in their post Covid-19 recovery plans. “It must be borne in mind that there cannot be a global bounce back that leaves Africa behind. Our Development Partners and the International Financial Institutions should take a long term view, and dispense with any short term requirements or considerations that would only serve to s...
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