President Kenyatta arrives in Makueni to inspect development projects

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday arrived in Makueni County to inspect various development projects initiated by the National Government.

Among the projects the President inspected include the ongoing construction of Thwake Dam.

The 688 million cubic metre Thwake dam is a Vision 2030 flagship project and a key initiative of the Government’s which according to the President is set to be complete by June next year.

The Head of State will also visit Konza Technopolis, launch the Kibwezi-Kitui road and inaugurate the Machakos Convention Centre.

President Uhuru Kenyatta was received by a number of Cabinet Secretaries led by Monica Juma,  ODM leader Raila Odinga, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Ukambani Governors Charity Ngilu, Alfred Mutua, Kivutha Kibwana and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo among others.

The tour comes after days after President Uhuru Kenyatta cancelled the tour citing rising Covid-19 infections in the country.

Earlier, State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena has refuted claims that the postponement of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tour to the region was due to wrangles among top Kamba leadership.

“The President’s current priority is the successful completion of ongoing projects in the region and across the country before initiating new ones,” she said.

Last month, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua revealed that a team of technical teams in the three County Governments had been constituted to identify areas in the national government budget where they can make realistic requests for new developments.

Governors from Ukambani have urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure he gifts the region with key development projects when he tours the region.


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