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During this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations, Deputy President William Ruto surprised many when he made a heartfelt confession.
In his speech, Ruto admitted that President Uhuru Kenyatta had outperformed all former Kenyan presidents and deserved to be celebrated as a hero for his impeccable and unmatched development track record over the last nine years.
The statement was telling. Even the President’s harshest critics could no longer deny the undeniable fact that Kenya has recorded unprecedented transformation under the Jubilee regime.
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While Ruto singled out the connection of eight million Kenyans to electricity through the Last Mile Project as well as the construction of over 11,000 kilometres of tarmac and the Standard Gauge Railway as some of the milestones achieved since 2013, the list of Uhuru’s achievements is seemingly endless.
One of the areas Uhuru has done exemplary well is health. A comprehensive nationwide programme to upgrade selected hospitals in all the 47 counties through the provision of specialized, modern, state of the art medical, diagnostic and critical care equipment has eased the burden on Kenyans seeking specialized medical attention.
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Through the Managed Equipment Services project, the government has equipped 115 hospitals with various theatre equipment, 101 hospitals with various radiological and imaging equipment, 14 facilities with ICU equipment and 54 facilities installed and commissioned renal equipment including dialysis machines.
As a result of this investment, over 628,821 people have already benefitted from theatre services, 385,587 people benefited from dialysis services and 23,574 people benefited from ICU services. Impressively, over 5.7 million people 11 have been served using the 22 MRI machines, 214 X-ray machines, 83 CT scanners and 229 ultra-sound equipment that has been in use since 2016.
Nationally, Uhuru's administration has increased ICU beds from 108 to 651, representing a 502% increment. Similarly, the total number of hospital bed capacity across the country has increased by 47% from 56,069 in 2013 to the current figure of 82,291. Oxygen generation in public health facilities has improved from 3 million litres per day in March 2020, to 32 million litres per day in October 2021.
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In Nairobi, the government has constructed and operationalized 15 level two and three hospitals in various informal settlements through the Nairobi Metropolitan Services within a period of six months.
The newly-constructed health centres have brought medical services closer to the people and eased congestion at both Mama Lucy Hospital and Kenyatta National Hospital.
Still, there are 15 more facilities under construction and are set to be completed before the end of the year.
In a bid to bridge the gap in human resources for health, the government has progressively recruited an additional 36,900 healthcare workers in the last 9 years, representing a 100% increment. The country’s total public health workforce currently stands at 75,000 workers.
On infrastructure, the Jubilee government has launched mega road projects across the country, most of which have been completed or are near completion.
The magnificent Nairobi Expressway, running from Mlolongo in Machakos county to Rironi in Kiambu, will be completed in February 2022. The 27km expressway, which is the largest dual carriageway in Africa, will ease traffic along Mombasa and Jogoo roads and save time for commuters who ply along these roads.
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From Rironi, the expansive road will connect to another dual carriageway that shall run all the way to Mau Summit traversing the Rift Valley. This will ease traffic along the busy Nairobi-Nakuru highway and facilitate easy movement of goods, especially petroleum and agriculture produce.
The expansion of the highway will also minimise perennial accidents that occur along this route.
The 582km Mau Mau Road, which is currently under construction, will go down in history as the longest road to have ever been undertaken by any regime since independence. It cuts across at least six Mt Kenya counties, starting from Kieni in Meru through Embu County from Kairuri to Irangi; through Tharaka Nithi County from Kibugua to Itugururu.
The project, undertaken in honour of Mau Mau fighters, will be longer than the Nairobi-Mombasa highway by 140km and upon completion, will facilitate easy and faster transportation of farm produce across all the Mt Kenya counties.
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Further, the road will enable dwellers of counties like Kirinyaga to travel to Kisumu without necessarily going through Nairobi.
Other major flagship road projects undertaken by Uhuru's administration include the construction of Isiolo-Mandera road; Garissa-Nuno-Modogashe-Wajir road and Lokichar-Lodwar-Lokitaung-Nakodok road.
The dualling of Kenol–Sagana-Marua road; the expansion of Mombasa–Mariakani Road; Garsen–Witu – Lamu road and the expansion of Makupa Bridge and approach roads have been delivered.
Other projects include the expansion of Athi River–Machakos Turnoff road; Ahero–Kisii–Isibania road; Kibwezi–Mutomo-Kitui road; reconstruction of Kitale-Kapenguria–Lodwar–Nakadok road on the border with South Sudan.
In total, Uhuru's government has constructed 7,991 km of new tarmac roads, with an additional 4,800 km under construction.
It’s also worth noting that the renovation of the Nairobi-Nanyuki railway line was delivered in February 2020 and a similar process is being undertaken along the Nakuru-Kisumu railway line.
In May 2021, Uhuru presided over the operationalisation of the first berth of the new Lamu Port, marking a major milestone for the regional KSh 2.5 trillion Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor project (LAPSSET) launched in 2012.
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The Kisumu port was also revamped and revived by Uhuru's administration after over 15 years of stalling.
In the agricultural sector, the government has made deliberate efforts to improve and transform the tea sector, which has been struggling financially for years due to corruption and mismanagement of resources.
After radical reforms that included kicking out former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri and replacing him with Peter Munya, farmers are now set to receive a healthy bonus at the end of June 2022, signalling a return to the good old days of “Chai Bora; Pesa Bora”.
Similar reforms are being implemented in the coffee sector to weed out corrupt cartels that have been exploiting farmers.
Uhuru also ordered the National Treasury to release KSh 1.5 billion in aid of the sugar sector, which will be appropriated towards factories maintenance and payment of farmer’s arrears.
Dairy farmers have not been left behind either. The government introduced a pricing guideline that has seen the farm gate prices increase from KSh. 27 per litre in January 2020 to a high of KSh. 40 per litre as of September 2021.
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Further, the Jubilee government revamped the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) and streamlined its operations to serve farmers’ interests.
Today, KMC is paying farmers within 72 hours for livestock delivered at the rate of KSh 185 per kilo for cattle. Between April to September 2020, the commission had paid out a total of KSh 52 million to farmers.
These are just but a few of the projects that have been undertaken by Uhuru’s government that will define his unparalleled legacy when he finally exits the country’s top office after 10 years in charge.

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