President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the nation at statehouse.
President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the nation at statehouse. PHOTO | RMS

President Uhuru Kenyatta at statehouse addressed the nation on the progress of the economy and the government help towards the fight against coronavirus.

" I thank Parliament for approving tax measures. We will now ensure employees have more of their earnings for them to use, " he said.

Regarding aid to the naval virus funding kit, the head of state added that other developing partners will add billions to the kit to aid the country against the Naval virus.

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" I have spoken to most of our development partners across the world and have received a positive response. In the next couple of weeks, we shall have billions of shillings added to our initiates. I thank our partners for their willingness to listen and respond, " he added.

" We shall activate SMEs to manufacture basic medical equipment and supplies for domestic use and export. This initiative shall be nested under the Universal Healthcare Coverage Agenda and will utilise Sh 1.5Billion. Jua kali sector will take centre stage in the production, " he stated.

" Starting Wednesday 29 April, we shall roll out the National Hygiene Program: An initiative that will create jobs while making our environment healthier. The first phase, for the next 30 days will employ 26,148 workers and grow to over 100,000 youth, " he said.

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