Former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was praised for his accomplishments during his time as leader, including his emphasis on infrastructure development and implementation of the Big Four Agenda, which aimed to improve the lives of Kenyans.
However, his tenure was also marked by increased public debt that weighed heavily on taxpayers.
Despite this, Kenya’s economy achieved significant growth from 2015 to 2019, averaging 4.8 percent annually and reducing poverty.
In 2020, the pandemic disrupted the economy, but the agricultural sector remained resilient, and the economy rebounded strongly in 2021, with projected GDP growth of 5.5 percent in 2022.
During a visit to Nigeria as an election observer, Uhuru commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to democracy and freedom.
He also stated his intention to work with Nigeria’s leaders to address the challenges facing the country as a developing nation.
Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, praised Uhuru for his role in developing Kenya’s economy, taking the country from a precarious position to a thriving one.
Onyeama extended congratulations to Uhuru and the people of Kenya on behalf of Nigeria and Africa as a whole.