The Constitution of Kenya 2010, section 132 obligates the President of Kenya to give a State of the Nation address on the progress the government is making in achieving the national values and principles of governance as outlined in section 10. The president is also obligated to show progress on how the country is fulfilling its international obligations as stipulated in the constitution section 2(5).
On economic and social rights Articles 41 addresses issues of labour relations and 43 speaks to rights to health, housing, food, water, social security and education as rights that Kenyan’s are entitled to enjoy and justiciable within the legal framework.
This brief is an analysis of the president’s speech on the state of the nation address; unlike the previous year’s address where Cabinet Secretaries and Permanent Secretaries enriched the state of the nation address by giving score cards on the state of the various ministries.
This advisory is based on the five sectors of the economy namely; Heath, Education, Social Justice, Agricultures and Water