President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga’s planned trip from Naivasha to Kisumu by train for the Madaraka Day celebration that is scheduled for Tuesday, June 1, 2021 has been canceled.
During a press briefing with journalists, the State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena stated that the duo will not be using the train as was initially planned due to unavoidable circumstances.
Instead, she stated that the president and first lady Margaret Kenyatta will travel to Kisumu on May 30, 2021 for a three-day tour by plane.
During his three-day tour to the lake side city, the head of state will officially open National Government projects, inspect ongoing projects and launch new projects.
President Uhuru is expected to commission a number of projects including; Kisumu Port, the Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium, the Lake Basin Development Authority Mall, a ship at the dry dock, the marine school and the Uhuru Business Park.
The Government spokesperson also revealed that the president will be accompanied by his Burundi counterpart Evariste Ndayishimiye and first lady Angeline Ndayubaha during his tour to the lake region.
“He will join President Kenyatta during his tour of the
various National Government Projects in Kisumu County and the Nyanza
Region,” Kanze stated.
Kanze Dena further stated that Uhuru has appealed to Kenyans to continue observing the Covid-19 containment measures as they celebrate the 58th Madaraka Day Celebrations.
“His excellency appeals to the passionate residents of
Kisumu City to give the best account of themselves by avoiding situations that
may compromise national efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic,” Kanze