Uhuru tours Kitui, calls for unity of purpose

Uhuru tours Kitui, calls for unity of purpose

President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked leaders in the country to put the interests of Kenyans first and shun divisive politics.

“Kenyans want their lives to be improved and that cannot be achieved through divisive politics and discrimination,” President Kenyatta said.

Speaking at Mutomo township in Kitui County, the President pointed out that his administration is focused on lifting the lives of Kenyans across the country, citing the example of the connection to electricity where 5.3 million households countrywide currently have power.

During his visit, the Head of State also launched the tarmacking of the 192 kilometre road from Kibwezi through Ikutha, Mutomo, Kitui town, Kabati to Migwani, which will cost 18.4 billion shillings.

The President termed the road ‘a major artery’ that will open up the counties of Kitui, Makueni and Machakos for rapid development.

“This road will bring down transport costs and attract investors leading to creation of employment for the youth in the region and beyond.”

President Kenyatta also said the Government has also invested over Ksh 800 million in the provision of medical equipment under the Managed Equipment Service in Mwingi and Kitui hospitals. The equipment includes theatre, kidney, X-ray and ICU machines.

Deputy President, William Ruto, who accompanied the President, said the Government has also invested 100 million shillings for the construction of a Medical Training Centre.