On Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to give the Annual State of The Nation Address in a joint sitting of the Senate and the National Assembly.
The address which was expected to take place in the first quarter of the year was pushed to November due to the covid-19 pandemic that rocked the nation.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, only a total of 114 MPs and Senators will be allowed into the chambers as one way of conforming to the Ministry of Health protocols, where a distance of 1.5 meters should be observed.
And with the list of the leaders expected to attend the address already out, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has come out to weigh in on the list.
Taking to his Twitter page, Murkomen, who seemed displeased with the selection criteria, laughed off the list saying it was suggestive in a way since most of those who had been selected belong to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga’s camp.
“We have been asked to watch Presidential address on TV. The list is self-explanatory. @moseskajwang please don’t carry a whistle,” stated Murkomen.
Among those who have been selected include; Siaya Senator James Orengo, Senate Majority Leader Samuel Poghisio, Senator Sam Ongeri, Gideon Moi, Irungu Kangata, Ochillo Ayako and Uasin Gishu’s Margaret Kamar.
Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot and Kithure Kindiki were the only Senators from William Ruto’s camp that were invited for the address.
88 Members of Parliament are expected to seat at the chambers together with the 26 senators. Among many other things that the head of state will be expected to address includes the Building Bridges Initiative, amid calls from a section of politicians to amend the report before the referendum.
The head of state will also be expected to address issues of national security and strategies his administration is putting in place to address the effects of Covid-19.
He is also expected to give an update on the milestones in the fight against corruption, for which he was issued a report on Monday by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions