President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM party leader Raila Odinga yesterday evening left for a tour of the lakeside Kisumu City ahead of the launching of a number of National Government funded projects in the region.
First to land in Kisumu City was the AU special Raila Odinga, shortly few minutes to six in the evening in a private jet, he was then followed shortly by president Kenyatta in an air force jet.
They were received and welcomed by the Kisumu County Commissioner Josephine Ouko, a presidential port overseer delegate together with Nyanza Regional Commissioner Magu Mutindika.
The two leaders were then driven straight to the Kisumu state lodge.
Reports privy to their itinerary indicate that they were to flag a number of projects among others, the newly refurbished Marine Training School inside the port.
“Preparations have been concluded for the President’s visit, and more details will be given in due course,” said a source not authorised to speak to the Press.
The project was funded by the world bank to a tune of 80 Million shillings and has opened ways to a number of students both local and foreign.
President Kenyatta is then supposed to set in motion, the Sh350 million Uhuru Business Park and the just refurbished Kisumu port.
The port facility was thoroughly inspected by Kisumu County Commissioner Josephine Ouko and city Manager Abala Wanga yesterday ahead of the visit.
The Kenyatta government through the Kenya Railways has also begun the reconstruction of the old-gauge railway line from Nakuru to Kisumu.
There is also the recently approved Sh4.9 billion for the construction of the 63km Kisumu-Mamboleo-Chemelil-Muhoroni road.
Also complete for commissioning is the, sh1.7 billion oil jetty, which was launched by Uhuru 2 years back.