President William Ruto on Friday made an official visit to Kakamega County in Western Kenya and met regional leaders, among them Prime CS Musalia Mudavadi, COTU boss Francis Atwoli and former Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.
The President unveiled a number of projects, which send the gesture that he has the interests of the region at heart despite little support in August 9 general election.
- Commercial flights at the Kakamega Airport
The President launched the operation of commercial flights at Kakamega Airport. The airport will now receive planes directly without stoppages at Kisumu International Airport.
“This airport will serve the entire Western Kenya region. It has been opened for the farmers and any other ordinary person in the country,” the Head of State said.
2. Kakamega Teaching and Referral Hospital
The President also commissioned Kakamega Teaching and Referral Hospital constructed under the leadership of Wycliffe Oparanya.
The President heaved praise at Oparanya and romised to fully equip the hospital with personnel and equipment.
3. Hostels at Masinde Muliro University
The President also laid ground for the construction of hostels at the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST).
4. Regaining grabbed land
He also ordered the Ministries of Interior and Land to ensure that the grabbed land around the university is recovered and given back to the rightful owner.
5. Flyover at MMUST
The President tasked the Ministry of Education with facilitating the construction of a flyover footbridge at MMUST.
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