President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to deliver the first State of the Nation address of his second and last term as President on Wednesday 2nd May, 2018.
According to State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu, the address, to the joint sitting of Parliament, is in terms of measures the President has taken and the progress achieved in the realisation of national values; progress made in fulfilling Kenya’s international obligation; and the state of our nation’s security.
In other news, Health Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki, has returned from a week’s visit to the Caribbean nation of Cuba, where she sealed a number of important agreements that have been in the pipeline for some time.
In a statement, the State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said 100 Cuban doctors are going to be deployed across all counties, where specialists are in scarce supply.
The CS urged stakeholders to remain engaged with the Ministry of Health if there are issues that require addressing, adding that a programme such as this one has only one intention which is to meet the needs of ordinary Kenyans across the country who require services.
Kenyan specialists have also been encouraged to make themselves available to counties, where they are greatly in demand, in order to ease pressure on referral facilities.
Mr Esipisu also emphasized that 50 Kenyan doctors are headed to Cuba for the training, and will return as specialists.