President Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech during the ongoing International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Nairobi has all but secured his legacy among women.
In one of the best speeches delivered by the President in recent times, he extolled the role women play in society to a warm audience composed of leading women leaders in the world.
In attendance was Melinda Gates, Rwanda first Lady Mrs Jeannet Kagame.
Uhuru famously said the attention the conference has commanded is chiefly because women’s rights, their choices and well being is the path to a prosperous and resilient society.
US Ambasander Kyle Mccarter said global leaders and opinion shapers had no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent lives.
He said America recognizes that every child, born and unborn, is a sacred gift from God.
The President did not leave out the issue of Gender Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation(FGM).Kenyatta said that the country is working to achieve zero FGM cases by 2022 and also eliminate all forms of Gender based Violence and harmful practices by 2030.
He further stated that such will be achieved through the strengthening of coordination mechanisms and addressing socio-cultural norms that propagate these practices.