Kenyatta: Kenya Shouldering Its Global Responsibilities

The President said that Kenya had already overseen key processes of the world body this year and would continue doing so

Kenyatta was speaking before the UN General Assembly at the Summit in New York last night.

His address, the first since taking over as the head of state drew numerous applauses from delegates

Kenya is currently presiding over the UNICEF Board, as it seeks to provide global leadership for issues of concern to the world’s children and their well-being.

President Kenyatta expressed his joy with the many Kenyans who are working for the United Nations.

The head of state used his speech at the UN to expound on the transformational agenda of the Jubilee Government.

He said that the government has re-engineered its system of governance, making it more democratic, inclusive, devolved and responsive

The President said Kenya has significantly expanded participation in political and development processes.

He said the government has undertaken several measures to empower women, the youth and vulnerable groups to play a bigger role in society.

He cited the financial initiatives and training programs for women and youth.

He also touched on how the Government has prioritized the advancement of children's rights and welfare through initiatives that reduce mortality and morbidity.

President Kenyatta took the opportunity to congratulate the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta for her successful ‘Beyond Zero’ campaign.

The First Lady’s campaign is tapping into private sector support to improve maternal and child health throughout the country.

On Tuesday, the First Lady was hosted by former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in recognition of her efforts in conserving elephants in Kenya.


By Anne Muchiri

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