On Saturday the 12th of December 2020, Deputy President William Ruto highlighted three urgent issues that Uhuru and the government need to implement.
Ruto was speaking while at the Jamhuri day celebrations held at Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi.
The second in command listed education, healthcare, and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as some of the areas most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ruto also noted that the country was celebrating its 57th Jamhuri day celebrations in a unique and extraordinary way because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ruto called out for Kenyans to be united so that they can deal with these issues. The second in command also reiterated his belief in Uhuru’s leadership as a good leader.
He further added that just like the previous leaders fought and overcame colonialism, Uhuru will deliver the nation from the Covid-19 pandemic.
DP Ruto also consoled families that had lost their kins throughout the year. He further added that Uhuru has Kenyans’ support and prayers in leading the nation.
In his speech, President Uhuru Kenyatta urged parents to abide by the government’s directive on school reopening. He further added that the government would be on the lookout for anyone who will not take their kids to school.
According to Uhuru, the ministry of education will use chiefs to monitor students who will not go back to school.
The president also tasked the ministry of education with collecting reports from various schools, whether primary or secondary. The report should also include students who will not report to school.
This new directive touches all students regardless of which education system they are using.
Uhuru’s directives come after the government pledged to support schools in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
To abide by the ministry of health’s directive on social distancing, the government has funded schools to build more classes. The state will also provide soaps and sanitizers to schools.