, NYERI, Kenya, Nov 28 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured aspirants that the Jubilee Party will not impose any candidate during party primaries.
Speaking at Chaka in Kieni, President Kenyatta said the nominations will be free and fair and the choice of the people will carry the day.
President Kenyatta who began a two-day tour of Central Kenya together with his Deputy William Ruto was set to commission, launch or inspect development projects, as well as meet residents to discuss service delivery and other development issues.
According to State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu, the President will visit the counties of Nyeri, Laikipia, Kirinyaga and Murang’a over a whirlwind 48-hour period ending on Tuesday afternoon.
He will focus on key infrastructure projects like roads, as well as the success of his healthcare plan by commissioning specialised medical equipment at several hospitals in the area.
According to Esipisu, President Kenyatta will on Monday launch the Naromoru-Nairutia-Ngobit Road which will reduce travel by 60km from Narumoru to Kiganjo.
He will open the Mukurweini-Othaya Water Sewerage Plant in Mukurweini Constituency that will serve a total of 200,000 people in both Mukurweini and Othaya constituencies.
Later, he will visit Nanyuki Level 5 Hospital – where he will commission the completed installation of equipment under the Managed Equipment Services (MES) which is already providing theatre and radiology services.
On Tuesday, the President will visit Kerugoya Hospital; inspect the ongoing construction of the 29 km Kutus-Kianyaga-Kimuthugu-Kithure-Kibugi Road and commission the Kangema-Gacharage C70 Road.
He will also visit Murang’a Level 5 Hospital and later launch Murang’a-Mukuyu-Gwathamaki Road in Murang’a County.
President Kenyatta is expected in Nairobi by Wednesday where he will deliver the opening remarks at the Second High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership on Effective Development Corporation at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.
Some 3,000 delegates from about 150 countries are expected to attend the conference. The delegates are drawn from various sectors of society that include government, legislators, donors, civil society, private sector players and foundations, among others.
Later this week, President Kenyatta is due to receive the report on the 2016 Rio Olympics challenges.
The President will pronounce himself on the way forward when he receives the report.
After visiting Bungoma County last week, the President is due to return to Webuye on December 15 for the formal reopening of Pan Paper Mills.
On April 28, the receiver managers reached an agreement to sell Pan Paper to a local investor, paving the way for the revival of the company.
The Purchaser, Tarlochan Limited, plans to inject an additional US$ 100 million over and above the purchase price of Sh900 million over the next five years to rehabilitate the machines and improve on the establishment for the production of paper and to ensure that the plant is operational to full capacity.