President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report provides long-term solutions to pressing challenges that continue to hold the country back from progress.
In his State-of-the-Nation address on Thursday, the President said the BBI process holds a future that is “bright, beckoning and for all Kenyans to take.”
President Kenyatta likened himself to Moses in the Bible who sat on a mountain and saw the future as the Israelites were about to Cross into the promised land, saying he can also see the future that the BBI process will deliver for the country.
“Like Moses in the Bible who sat at the top of Mount Nebo and saw the future that the people of Israel were about to Cross into the promised land, I too have seen our future:
This is what our future looks like:
A Kenya where no one will ascend to a high public office on account of their tribe
A Kenya where no capable person will wallow in poverty because of poor governance
A Kenya Where our potential as a people will be exploited for the greatness of our nation
A Kenya Where we will all share equitably in the prosperity of our Nation,” said Kenyatta.
He added: “The Future is bright. The Future is beckoning. The Future is here for us to take.”
The Head of State said the journey to a better Kenya commenced with the release of the Building Bridges Initiatives Report, adding that major changes are needed to the Constitution and other laws so as to lay the foundation for the future that the country needs.
“As a people, we must seize this constitutional moment to ensure that we deliver to future generations of Kenyans the country that they deserve. Kofi Annan aptly reminded us that, “The world is not ours to keep. We hold it in trust for future generations.” This moment in time is our meeting with destiny,” he said.
The President reiterated that Kenya is greater than any individual and the sum of its citizens.
“We are a beacon of hope, an icon of peace and stability in a volatile region, and a role model for progressive African Social Democracy. These qualities are not inherent, and we must continuously water them from the well of our national commitment to a better, brighter, and more inclusive Kenya for all,” he added.
President Uhuru Kenyatta: Like Moses in the Bible who sat at the top of Mt Nebo & saw the future that the people of Israel were about to cross into the promised land, I too have seen our future:
-A Kenya where no one will ascend to a high public office on account of their tribe pic.twitter.com/SL45ZFRtao
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) November 12, 2020
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