, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 – President Uhuru Kenyatta will kick off a three-day visit through Western Kenya and the North Rift beginning Saturday.
He will consult with regional leaders on issues affecting the regions and their residents.
“In conformity with the Jubilee government’s promise of transformation, he will also inspect, commission and launch a number of development projects,” State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu said.
The visit will take him to Kakamega, Bungoma, Kisumu, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot counties.
In Bungoma, President Kenyatta will open the Lwakhakha border point before issuing Kibabii University its charter.
“He will then meet leaders from the region for dinner at the Kakamega State Lodge. The opening of the border post – a crossing point to Uganda – re-emphasises Kenya’s commitment to the free movement of goods, services and people throughout the East African region.”
That commitment to openness is central to the region’s prosperity and ours. Equally, the grant of a charter to Kibabii University caps the long journey to a full university in Bungoma County. The successful end of that journey brings Bungoma new opportunities in education and enterprise; it brings home the promise of devolution.
On Sunday morning, President Kenyatta will attend a thanksgiving service at the Anglican Church of Kenya cathedral in Kisumu. Thereafter, he will travel to Eldoret to meet leaders from Elgeyo Marakwet, Uasin Gishu and Nandi counties at the Eldoret State Lodge.
On Monday, the President will launch a number of projects in the North Rift. He will launch a tractor project in Eldoret, before commissioning the Iluka-Elgeyo border road, and the Siyoi water project. Later in the day, he will visit and inspect the campus of Kapenguria’s Medical Training College. The road and water projects show the Jubilee government’s commitment to infrastructure, economic growth and equitable provision of services right across the country.
“It is in that vein that the President wishes to commend the Kenya Medical Training College for extending its services to a previously under-served area.”
He will return to Nairobi later on the Monday.