Here is a brief from State House on everything you need to know from last & to next week

..... the President to commence the campaign for Kenya’s candidature for the position of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, in the person of Ambassador Dr Amina Mohamed.

The President used the opportunity to reach out to other Heads of State and Government, from whom he sought support for Ambassador Mohamed. Building a continental consensus on a candidate is crucial for a positive outcome, and the President is leading the Kenyan effort in this direction.

LAPTOP AND ELECTRICITY FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS:

Third. I have no doubt that the across the entire country Kenyans are enjoined in the thrill of witnessing the realization of one of Jubilees flagship project unfold, namely the laptop project. I have been a witness in this region, of senior government officers inspecting the implementation of this transformational programme. I know that the children of Es’song’ol’lo Primary School in Luanda, Vihiga County, had their moment with Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and the Blue Economy, Willy Bett yesterday.


The programme begins a revolution in our youth, unlocking the world for them at a young age. As promised by the President, laptops will reach every one of our primary schools in due course. We have also been preparing for this: we have been building essential infrastructure, including connecting electricity.

Electricity has already reached a huge majority of primary schools and let me just outline a few areas.

A) Primary Schools Connectivity in Siaya
Constituency
Electrified
Pending
Total
BONDO
130
6
136
GEM
109
5
114
RARIEDA
111
1
112
UGENYA
92
4
96
UGUNJA
72
0
72
ALEGO USONGA
127
1
128
Total
641
17
658
B) Primary School Connectivity in Bungoma
Constituency
Electrified
Pending
Total
TONGAREN
66
14
80
WEBUYE EAST
64
4
68
WEBUYE WEST
67
3
70
BUMULA
98
4
102
KABUCHAI
84
4
88
KANDUYI
92
3
95
KIMILILI
64
6
70
MT ELGON
114
27
141
SIRISIA
76
12
88
TOTAL
725
77
802

In terms of our National Government lighting project, we have put up 50 lights in Bungoma. 

We have also put up 228 lights in Alego and 100 lightss in Usonga at a cost of 123 million shillings.

We are truly ensuring that development reaches every corner of this country.

GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY SUMMIT:

Four. Looking to this week, President Kenyatta will on Tuesday, the 18th of October, host a State House Summit focused on governance and accountability.

The whole of government is attending – the Presidency and Executive, the Judiciary, Parliament, and Independent commissions and agencies. We have also invited some of the government’s harshest critics on the subject of governance and we look forward to a very candid exchange, including every agency explaining to Kenyans what it has done to tackle the subject of corruption wherever it may be.

It is a question of every arm of government and every agency coming to publicly account for its work, and some may even say, its very existence.

As always, this is a televised event on 5 at least 5 channels, live cast on social media, and with links to radio. We expect that the debate will reach millions of Kenyans, and that everyone with anything to say will be open to say it, and be open to having their allegations challenged.

This is not the space for chest-thumping and finger pointing, it is a space where only facts will be required and where Kenyans expect to see answers on the way forward in terms of the battle against graft and other lack of integrity-related vices.

So, we expect to see Captains of Industry drawn from the Organised business and Informal business, religious leaders, critics like John Githongo and David Ndii, as well as the following organization, agencies and partners critical to the fight against corruption:

✓ Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission
✓ Directorate of Public Prosecution
✓ Directorate of Criminal Investigation
✓ Office of the Attorney General
✓ Inspector General of Police
✓ Asset Recovery Agency
✓ Auditor General
✓ Judiciary (Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court etc.)
✓ Parliamentary Watchdog Committees
✓ Council of Governors
✓ Public Service Commission
✓ Development Partners
✓ Media Owners & Editors’ Guild
✓ Kenya Bankers Association and
✓ The Consumer Federation of Kenya

We look forward to a very frank discussion.

The summit on Governance and Accountability will be followed by one on Information, Science and Technology and Innovation, also at State House Nairobi, on October 31.

We certainly look forward to hosting a summit here on the grounds of State Lodge Kisumu in the near future.

KENYA AIRWAYS:

Some of you have persistently pursued this subject over the past week. As you know Kenya Airways is a listed company so its material matters cannot be subject of discussion at news conferences.

CHRIS TSUMA AND BISHOP CHIBUSIA EULOGIES:

Let me close by joining the families of my friend and veteran sports journalist Chris Tsuma who passed on last week. Chris was a jovial straight-talking character who did much to teach and mentor other journalists in his chosen area of specialization.

Let me also join the family of Bishop Wilson Chibusia, who was buried yesterday in Ematetie, in Lurambi Division of Kakamega County. The Bishop was a pivotal figure in the development of the area and I was deeply saddened by his passing.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Chris, and Bishop Chibusia.

Manoah Esipisu

Secretary of Communication & State House Spokesperson

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