President Uhuru’s Nyanza tour enters day two ahead of Madaraka day on Tuesday

President Uhuru Kenyatta tour in Nyanza enters day two today. The president is expected to launch the new Kisumu Port, and its infrastructure, including the revival of the Naivasha-Kisumu-Butere metre, gauge, railway. 

On Sunday he commissioned two key roads, and water projects, including the  2.4bn shilling Water Supply Project, in Siaya County.

The President also drummed up support for the BBI document, saying the reform process aims to unite and expedite the country’s progress. He expressed confidence that the court of appeal will return the process back on track.

Court of Appeal President Daniel Musinga is expected to constitute a bench to hear and determine the appeals once formally filed at the court.

Uhuru and Raila are said to have brought together leading legal minds in constitutional law including Siaya Senator James Orengo and Rarieda MP Otiende Amolo as part of the BBI counsel.

On Sunday, the President also launched Sh2.4 billion Siaya-Bondo water supply and sanitation project. It’s estimated to serve 640,048 people. In Homa Bay, he will grant a charter to Tom Mboya University College and commission construction of the administration and tuition block at the university.

President Kenyatta will also witness the groundbreaking for the Sh2.5 billion Mbita-Sindo-Kiabuya-Karungu road and inspect the dredging of Mbita Causeway.

In Migori, Uhuru will commission the Sh3 billion Isebania-Ikerege-Kehancha-Ntimaru-Gwitembe-Ang’ata-Lolgorian road. He will approve Sh350 million for South Nyanza Sugar Company.

But Kisumu county will be the centre of his economic activities. The President is expected to launch the Nakuru-Kisumu Metre Gauge Railway Line, the Kisumu Inland Container Depot and the Kisumu Passenger Train Terminus.

He will also launch four feeder ports of Asembo Bay, Kendu Bay, Homa Bay and Sio Port, commission the Sh476 million Marine School and witness groundbreaking for the the Mamboleo-Muhoroni-Kipsitet road.

Uhuru will also launch the Sh3 billion revitalised Kisumu port, Sh25 billion Koru-Soin Dam, Sh599 million market complex and the Sh4.2 billion Lake Basin mall.

He will witness groundbreaking for construction of the Special Economic Zone at Miwani as well as groundbreaking for the construction of the East Africa Community Lake Victoria Basin Commission headquarters in Kisumu.

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