UhuRuto scheduled to unveil their Jubilee manifesto tomorrow.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto will tomorrow unveil the Jubilee manifesto as they seek their second term in office, a document that is likely to capture successes of their government in the past four years.

As they make their case, the big question pondering in the mind of the electorate will be if the Jubilee government has delivered on its pre-election pledges.

The jubilee administration ride on the just completed Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) that resulted in the launch of Madaraka Express train that operates between Nairobi and Mombasa significantly reducing travel time for both goods and passengers.

Besides the railway line, jubilee would be dangling its list of achievements in the construction and expansion of roads, with electricity connection to homesteads under the last mile connectivity project increasing not forgetting the street lighting programme in urban centers.

In the education sector, the government can boost of having restored confidence in the national examinations which for years has been shrouded by irregularities.

It has also began the pilot program as part of the journey in scrapping 844 in favour of 2-6-3-3-3 whose full roll out is expected to begin in January.

Its major flagship program of provision of laptops for class one pupils has however been slow in implementation and one whose roll out has been low key.

Free maternity services for expectant mothers and reduction of mother and child mortality is another front that the Jubilee administration has put its energy into.

However they have faced major challenges in the health sector due to the 100 day doctors’ strike that paralysed the health sector a situation that remains a thorn in its flesh with nurses currently on strike for the third week demanding better pay.

The 2013 jubilee manifesto promised to secure the country through equipping and modernising the security forces for effectiveness. For the first time in history Kenya Police force has armored personnel carriers and more helicopters under the jubilee government. The government through a lease arrangement has provided the police with assorted vehicles for easy ground mobility.

On the flipside, the Jubilee’s pledge to grow the economy to double digits is yet to materialise and the cost of living remains way beyond the reach of the common Mwananchi.

Food insecurity remains yet another challenge with a pledge to fully shift to irrigation farming appearing not to have made impressive progress following drought that exposed nearly 2 million Kenyans to starvation.


The government still has a lot of convincing to do as food prices remain at an all-time high. A month ago the government was forced to import maize and subsidize the cost of maize to millers in a bid to bring the cost of a 2kg bag of maize flour from KES. 150 to KES. 90 for access to the common mwananchi.
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