Ilhan 728×90
Ilhan 728×90

Uhuru heads to Wajir empty handed after launching multi-million projects in Narok

President Uhuru in Narok County on Friday ahead of his Wajir visit.


By NJ Correspondent:

President Uhuru Kenyatta is tomorrow expected in Wajir County, his second tour since taking up the office in the land.

Residents of the North of Eastern County however expect less goodies according to the President’s itinerary as released by State house on Thursday.

“On Saturday, President Kenyatta will visit Wajir where he will inspect development projects and also speak with residents on the Government’s development agenda” reads the president’s itinerary as released by State house.

Uhuru’s tour in 2016 saw Wajir get one latrine and a bus for Wajir Girls secondary school and many other promises that remain unfulfilled ahead of his second tour on Saturday, which comes barely a day after a similar one in Narok County where he launched multi-million projects.

Among the projects the President commissioned in the Rift Valley County were the Narok Water Supply Project, which the National Government funded at a cost of Sh1.5 billion, the Narok Sewerage Project at a cost of Sh750 million and the Augmentation of Suswa Water Supply at a cost of Sh70 million.

President Kenyatta, who was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, also launched the upgrading of Narok – Sekenani Gate Road to bitumen standards at a cost of Sh2.2 billion.

The Government is also funding the construction of Ololunga Mukenyo – RWC road at a cost of Sh720 million.

President Kenyatta also commissioned medical equipment worth Sh430 million at the Narok County Referral Hospital. The equipment, supplied through the Managed Equipment Services (MES) project, included theatre equipment, sterilization and surgical sets, digital imaging equipment and five dialysis machines. He also commissioned another batch of equipment worth Sh380 million at the Transmara County Hospital and laid the foundation stone for a level four hospital at Dikkir.

The government is spending a massive Sh12 billion to construct roads in Narok County alone, a luxury Wajir and other North Counties were yet to receive from the National government.

Sources indicate Uhuru is expected to launch a Sh8m streetlight project and the tour is largely focused on drumming up support for Jubilee candidates including those who recently decamped from the opposition.

Do you have something to add to this story? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Your comments:

About The Author

NepJournal is a progressive media initiative that aims to serve as the leading space where North Eastern Kenya’s leading thinkers, analysts and writers provide you, our readers, with new perspectives on all issues affecting the region. We aim to publish daring perspectives with original content, and beautifully written pieces, to give voice to writers and thinkers so as to inform, educate and empower our people.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *