[PHOTOS] President Kenyatta's 7th State of The Nation Address

In Summary

•Uhuru said changes to the Constitution proposed through BBI are meant to secure the country's future.

•Speaking during the State of the Nation address on Thursday, Uhuru said every journey starts with a single step, taken in faith, at times against all odds.

President Uhuru Kenyatta made his seventh State of The Nation Address to Parliament on Thursday.

Among the subjects covered were the Covid-19 pandemic, education, state of the economy, peace and security.

Uhuru said changes to the Constitution proposed through BBI are meant to secure the country's future.

Speaking during the State of the Nation address on Thursday, Uhuru said every journey starts with a single step, taken in faith, at times against all odds.

"Like Moses in the Bible who sat at the top of Mt Nebo and saw the future that the people of Israel were about to cross into the promised land, I too have seen our future," he said.

"That journey has commenced with the release of the Building Bridges Initiative report. More importantly, let us engage in positive discourse (on BBI) with a view to effecting far-reaching changes."

"Major changes are needed to our Constitution and other laws so as to lay the foundation for the prosperous future that we seek."

Uhuru said this moment in time is Kenya's meeting with destiny.

Policemen on horsebacks block Parliament Road on November 12 2020
Policemen on horsebacks block Parliament Road on November 12 2020
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Members of public wave at President Uhuru Kenyatta's convoy as he arrives at the Parliament Buildings on November 12 2020.
Members of public wave at President Uhuru Kenyatta's convoy as he arrives at the Parliament Buildings on November 12 2020.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at the Parliament Buildings on November 12, 2020 for the State of the Nation Address.
President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at the Parliament Buildings on November 12, 2020 for the State of the Nation Address.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at the Parliament Building on November 12 2020 for the state of the Nation Address.
President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at the Parliament Building on November 12 2020 for the state of the Nation Address.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a guard of honour shortly after arriving at the Parliament Buildings for SOTNA on November 12, 2020.
President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a guard of honour shortly after arriving at the Parliament Buildings for SOTNA on November 12, 2020.
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Deputy President William Ruto confers with Military Chiefs after arriving at the Parliament Buildings on November 12 2020.
Deputy President William Ruto confers with Military Chiefs after arriving at the Parliament Buildings on November 12 2020.
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Military officers march as President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a guard of honour.
Military officers march as President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a guard of honour.
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Clerks to the National Assembly confer shortly before President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at the Parliament Building on November 12 2020.
Clerks to the National Assembly confer shortly before President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at the Parliament Building on November 12 2020.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a guard of honour shortly after arriving at the Parliament Buildings for SOTNA on November 12, 2020.
President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a guard of honour shortly after arriving at the Parliament Buildings for SOTNA on November 12, 2020.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta leaves Parliament Buildings after his SOTNA on November 12, 2020.
President Uhuru Kenyatta leaves Parliament Buildings after his SOTNA on November 12, 2020.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A