President Kenyatta’s first address to a joint session of Parliament (National Assembly and Senate)

[youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sXAcOBho7Zo]

My favorite parts of the speech: the desire to reduce the public wage bill (over 12% of GDP); the need for JOBS (40% unemployment; 70% among youth); land reform.

Mr. Kenyatta’s coalition has majorities in both houses of parliament and so he should have a relatively easy time pushing through his rather ambitious agenda. The best indicator of his ability to do so will come soon when he announces nominees for his cabinet (they have to be approved by the National Assembly).

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