President Uhuru Kenyatta will deliver the State of the Nation Address on Thursday next week November 12th, 2020 in accordance with the constitution.
Article 132 (1) of the constitution states that the President shall, “address a special sitting of Parliament once every year and may address Parliament at any other time; and once every year, report, in an address to the nation, on all the measures taken and the progress achieved in the realization of the national values, referred to in Article 10.”
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi confirmed he had received a notification from President Kenyatta that he would be making the address next week on Thursday
“I wish to inform the House that I have received a message from His Excellency the President dated 23rd October 2020 conveying that he intends to deliver the 2020 State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Thursday, 12th November 2020.
“I wish to notify all Members that a Special Sitting of Parliament will take place on Thursday, 12th November 2020 at 2:30 p.m. in the National Assembly Main Chamber, Parliament Buildings and that the Speakers of the Houses of Parliament are making necessary arrangements to facilitate the special sitting of the Houses of Parliament,” part of the statement read.
The president will convene a meeting with the Governors on Wednesday to address the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in Kenya.