Uhuru recalled the woes of 2020 after the COVID-19 pandemic hit Kenya in March and how the economy and all other sectors suffered due to the virus.
In his end of year address on Thursday, December 31, the head of state said 2021 will be a year of rebuilding what crashed in 2020 as a result of the pandemic.
“The new year presents unique opportunities for our Nation to rebuild, and unite Kenyans”
“On behalf of our grateful nation, I wish to thank our medics and security forces during the continued COVID-19 pandemic,” Uhuru said.
He also wished all learners the very best as they resume studies on Monday, January 4, while also urging all teenagers not to throw away their youth.
In his speech, the first in command also championed for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and said the proposed amendments will also help create a more united country.
“The country is staring at a constitutional moment, in a constitutional moment the soul of a nation is constantly in turmoil more so over elections and perpetual quest for regime change,” he said.
“As we close 2020, we wish to do away with the winner takes it all political system and ensure every Kenyan is represented,” he added.
The president expressed great hope that 2021 will be a better year filled with limitless opportunities, the chance for rebirth, renewal as well as restoration.
“In this new year we need to look deep into the heart of the family; we need to invest time in helping our children come out of this situation and come out of it stronger in character,” Uhuru said.