President Uhuru Kenyatta plans to tour the Rift Valley, Deputy President William Ruto’s backyard. He intends to launch several development projects in the region.
Ever since the President fell out with his deputy, Uhuriu’s allies claim that the Rift Valley is enemy territory. However, Uhuru has dismissed the sentiments.
In a bid to cement his legacy, the President will tour the region next month. During the tour, he will also visit Uasin Gishu County, Ruto’s home County. It is still unclear whether the Deputy President will accompany him.
Other than launching several projects, Uhuru will also issue thousands of title deeds to residents.
On several occasions, Ruto’s supporters claimed that the President had abandoned the Rift Valley. They claim that his handshake with ODM leader Raila Odinga was the cause. Instead of focusing on the region, the President shifted his focus to opposition zones.
With only 13 months to go before he leaves office, President Uhuru Kenyatta has been working on completing various multi-billion projects and launching new ones.
Joshua Kutuny, the Cherangany MP, confirmed that the President would tour Rift Valley sometime in July.
“We are yet to fix the exact date.However, we have agreed that he will visit Rift Valley in July. It could be mid or end of the month,” Kutuny said.
Kutuny also said that the President would issue title deeds to thousands of residents in Trans Nzoia. He also said that Uhuru would launch road projects and inspect ongoing ones in Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet counties.
“Uhuru will visit Anabkoi constituency in Uasin Gishu, then go to Elgeyo Marakwet where he will commission projects. We look forward to hosting him,” the MP revealed.
Kutuny also dismissed claims that the President had abandoned the region. He noted that in the North Rift alone, Sh30 billion projects are ongoing.