Key changes President Uhuru made during his 10-year tenure

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 12 Jul, 2022 10:00 | 2 mins read
President Uhuru launches new Kenyan currency.
President Uhuru during the launch of the new Kenyan currency. PHOTO/PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta has recorded notable changes since he assumed office in 2013.

Throughout his stint, Uhuru has foreseen mega changes that Kenyans will remember him for in the future.

With only three weeks left to the end of his 10-year tenure as the Head of State, here are the key changes he made during his 10 years in office.

Changes Uhuru made

New Generation Banknotes
President Kenyata foresaw the unveiling of the New Generation banknotes.

The exercise, which was launched to curb money launderers and corrupt individuals, saw the face of politicians (that of Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel Moi) being replaced with iconic landmarks and animals.

New currency

The exercise was officiated at the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK).

"We shall unveil a set of new generation coins compliant with our 2010 Constitution. I am extremely pleased that today we can achieve another milestone,

"I am informed that the new generation coins continue the tradition of depicting an aspect that best describes our country," Uhuru added.

Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC)
Uhuru unveiled the Competency-Based Curriculum in 2017 to replace the 8-4-4 system.

This will see learners undertaking 2 years of pre-primary education, 6 years in primary, 3 years in Junior secondary education, 3 years in senior secondary education, and 3 years in tertiary education

The system(still under rollout today) was invented to reduce the number of years from 8 to 6 years.

Grade 4 pupils solve a word puzzle at Nyeri Good Shepherd School on March 8, 2021. PHOTO/Courtesy

Speaking on the system's progress, Uhuru mentioned that the system's rollout is still on course.

"…My administration has progressively expanded the education infrastructure to accommodate enrollment growth. This includes classrooms, desks, and chairs, as well as electricity. We are laying a firm foundation for our children that will not be shaken," Uhuru stated.

Change of police uniform
The head of state foresaw the change of police uniforms which came in line with the introduction of police reforms he officiated.

The change saw police moving from navy blue to Persian blue uniforms.

Police officers' new uniform.
Police officers during a past event. PHOTO/Courtesy

While introducing the reforms, Uhuru explained that the new uniforms would assist in the easy identification of police officers.

Creation of CAS positions
In 2018, President Kenyatta introduced 29 Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) positions expanding the government.

According to the first in command, the individuals who occupied the positions created were mandated with the role of assisting cabinet secretaries in coordinating affairs across ministries.

"I have decided to establish a new position in government, the position of Chief Administrative Secretary in all our ministries," he said at the time.

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