Uhuru Makes Suprise Visit to Kericho Governor’s Backyard [PHOTO]

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta made another surprise visit, this time to Kipkelion, Kericho County over the weekend to inspect the rehabilitation of the Metre-gauge railway.

    The railway running from Naivasha through Nakuru to Kisumu is being rehabilitated by the National Youth Service (NYS) and Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).

    In a photo seen by kenyagist.com, the President is spotted inspecting the project while in the company of a few officials in Kipkelion.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (fourth left) making a surprise visit at Kipkelion, Kericho county to inspect the Metre Gauge Railway rehabilitation.

    The President was also flanked by a number of KDF officers who are part of the team responsible to ensure the railway resumes services.

    The visit was a low profile one with scanty details available as only one photo was available to confirm his inspection tour in the region.

    Our efforts to contact State House spokesperson Kanze Dena were unsuccessful as, at the time of publishing, no reply was issued.

    The visit came amid news of NYS officers destroying maize planted on Kenya Railways’ land to pave way for the rehabilitation of the old railway.

    Kericho residents were left in shock on Saturday, September 5, when NYS officers slashed maize that was almost ready for harvest, as residents watched.

    According to reports, at least 40 acres of crops were destroyed with residents claiming neither NYS nor Kenya Railways gave them notice.

    Uhuru made another low key visit to the lakeside city of Kisumu on Sunday, August 30, taking only 40 minutes to tour the newly-refurbished port.

    The government is rehabilitating railway networks across the country to ease transportation of goods in bulk with the refurbishment of the old Nanyuki railway already complete.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta pictured in Nairobi Slums on August 10, 2020.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta pictured in Nairobi Slums on August 10, 2020.

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