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Is President Uhuru Kenyatta Detached from Jubilee Supporters?

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Military heads during Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Kenya Air Force at the Moi Air Base in Nairobi. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Military heads during Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Kenya Air Force at the Moi Air Base in Nairobi.

The message delivered by Jubilee members of parliament was: “You have detached yourselves from Jubilee supporters and lost touch with the ground.” Those reaching this conclusion argued that if not corrected this could cost Jubilee and especially the President dearly in 2017. Is President Uhuru Kenyatta detached from Jubilee supporters? What does President Uhuru Kenyatta need to do?

Is President Uhuru Kenyatta detached from Jubilee supporters?

On March 2013 Jubilee got 6 million votes to get the seat of President. Jubilee coalition also has majorities in both houses of parliament. So why would MPs stronger feel this? The simple answer is economics. The jubilee policies have not yet produced jobs for the 6 million supporters and all the eligible 20 million workers in Kenya. In short every single voter wants a job with an income of at least Kshs 300,000 an year or Kshs 25,000 monthly an economy of not less than Kshs 6 trillion. 

What does President Uhuru Kenyatta need to do?  

President Uhuru Kenyatta needs to get a job bill passed that advances the creation of jobs. Any economy can get to a point where it can lead to a depression. Depression is the feeling of hopelessness. In 1929 the U.S economy had a majority of people in the state of depression with no jobs and food. President Uhuru Kenyatta cannot let this happen in Kenya under his leadership.  The current economy of $50 billion or Kshs 4.25 trillion needs to be expanded to reach Kshs 6 trillion and shilling strengthened to exchange at $1 to Kshs 80 and achieve $75 billion. A few good well thought out bills can do the magic especially if they involve private sector.   

 

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