President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for rapid implementation of legislation that will secure delivery of the Big Four Agenda.
Saying the Jubilee Party is not at odds with the executive, President Kenyatta pointed out that both the party and the executive were focused on a legislative agenda that will ensure swift execution of the Big Four which includes provision of affordable housing, universal healthcare, food security and enhanced manufacturing.
President Kenyatta cited the Energy Bill, Land Index Bill, Roads Bill and Cyber Crime Bill as some of the legislation that should be given priority.
“We need to pass laws that will enable us to achieve the agenda that will transform the lives of Kenyans. There is no time. We have to maximise on the resources at our disposal,” President Kenyatta said.
The President was speaking today at State House, Nairobi, when he chaired the first Jubilee Party Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting this year.
He added: “It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we deliver on the pledges we made to Kenyans in line with our party manifesto.”
President Kenyatta emphasised the need for Members of Parliament to work as a team in ensuring that the party delivers on the Big Four Agenda.
The President also said names of members of the Judicial Service Commission have been forwarded to Parliament for further action.
The PG meeting agreed to work closely to support the Big Four Agenda through legislation and approval of the budget provisions.
Deputy President William Ruto said supporting the Big Four Agenda will help in securing the President’s legacy and ensure that the Jubilee manifesto achieves its targets.
The Deputy President asked members to work towards ensuring that Jubilee remains a vibrant party that unites the country.
“We formed Jubilee as a party of all regions that will remove the politics that breeds division, hatred and ethnicity. We will continue to share with you the vision that makes Jubilee a party that is focused on bringing together all Kenyans,” the Deputy President said.
National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale and Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju also addressed the meeting.