, NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 12 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday visited Kisumu and Homa Bay counties as he extends his re-election campaign into Opposition strongholds.
The counties are opposition strongholds and are the backyard of National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
The Presidential Strategic Communications Unit says during his trip in the lakeside city the President will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony of the Sh15 billion Kenya Breweries factory in the town.
The company will be targeting sorghum farmers from counties like Kisumu, Siaya, Migori, Nyeri, Machakos and Tharaka Nithi counties.
“The President will visit people in Nyanza counties of Kisumu and Homa Bay, to talk to them about his Action Plan to deliver more jobs and lower prices by building the strong economic foundations necessary for the prosperity and transformation of this nation,” said a statement on the official website of the Presidency.
PSCU further said that while in Homa Bay, the President will emphasise investment across all of Kenya to bolster growth citing the $250 million foreign investment for a hyacinth to electricity plant to provide cheaper and more reliable energy for all local resident.
“The President will make the crucially important point that the foundations for economic prosperity that he has built are for all Kenyans, regardless of tribal or political affiliation. Every location in Kenya, including areas perceived to lean towards the opposition, have benefited from the building of these economics foundations,” read the PSCU statement.
The President will also commission the construction of Ahero-Kisii road approximately 84km.
The road is designed alongside feeder roads namely Oyugis – Kendu bay (20Km), Oyugis- Rangwe-Rodi Kopany (30 Km), Misambo- Ekerenyo (15 Km), Sondu – Nyabondo/ Nyakach (11 Km), Oyugis- Gamba (7km) and other access and link road totalling 25 km.
The project is jointly funded by the Africa Development Bank (AFDB) and the Government of Kenya.
The construction to be undertaken by Third Engineering Bureau of China Construction Company will cost Sh9.4 billion.