President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing Parliament last year. (Photo/www.president.go.ke)

President Uhuru Kenyatta during his first State of the Nation Address in March last year. (Photo/www.president.go.ke)

Welcome to our live coverage of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s State of the Nation Address before parliament. This is the president’s third such address since taking office in April 2013. Uhuru will be addressing a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the Senate, the first time he has done so this year.

Yesterday the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU) dropped some hints about the subject of the president’s speech today.

It’s no surprise that the president is making “national values” the theme of his speech today. With revelations of sleaze by state officials coming out almost daily, the country seems to be in the throes of a moral crisis.

According to the Star, the president won’t only be talking about matters of integrity. He’ll also squeeze in a mention of his government’s achievements’ in the last few months and their agenda going forward.

“The President is also expected to appraise Parliament on the national development agenda and update the nation on what the government has achieved so far.

The President will also seek a bipartisan approach in pushing constitutional bills and other legislation that had an August 27 deadline.”

The President will seek the Senate’s support of the recent health equipment management programme, aimed at equipping two hospitals per county.”

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That’s all folks. Lets do this again next time. Visit our website (https://www.monitor.co.ke) for news, commentary and analysis.