Sunday, 12 June 2016

President Uhuru puts off key road project in Ukambani


Dickens Kasami 1 hour ago 14885
– President Uhuru Kenyatta ends his Ukambani tour without commissioning the construction of Kibwezi-Mutomo-Kitui road
– State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said some paperwork were not yet complete
– Uhuru will be back in Ukambani for the launch in July
President Uhuru Kenyatta has postponed commissioning of the construction of a key road project in Ukambani.
State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu, on Sunday, June 12, said the president will be back in Ukambani for the project in July once all the necessary paperwork was done.
“Contractual issues on the road project in their final stages and the president felt he needed all paperwork in place and the contractor on site before launching the works,” Esipisu said.
President Uhuru puts off key road project in Ukambani
President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing residents of Mwingi town during his Ukambani tour. Image: PSCU
Uhuru, on dates to be communicated, will also launch a Huduma Centre in Kitui during his next visit.
He was expected to commission the construction of Kibwezi-Mutomo-Kitui road that links three counties in the Lower Eastern region.
The president also changed his plan to tour Makueni county on Monday, June 13, as he had to travel to Angola.
“Tomorrow (June 13), the President will be attending the 6th Ordinary Summit of the International Conference on The Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) which will be held in Luanda, Angola,” Esipisu said.
President Uhuru puts off key road project in Ukambani
President Uhuru Kenyatta commissioning Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Mwingi Campus during the Ukambani tour. He pledged that the government will invest KSh 100 million to expand the campus. Image: PSCU
The meeting will focus on regional peace and security, economic integration, governance, humanitarian and environmental issues while providing a platform for Kenya to strengthen its relationship with the 12 countries included in the ICGLR.
Uhuru’s Ukambani tour that started on June 10 in Machakos, ended with an Inter-denominational church service in Kitui on Sunday, June 12.
Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka had promised to receive the president in his backyard but failed to show up.
Kalonzo is said to have decided to skip the tour because he had been kept in the dark over the president’s programme and he had not received an official invitation from State House.

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