An elderly woman in Masinga, Machakos County could not hide her excitement when she saw President Uhuru Kenyatta approaching her homestead.
The president was in the company of host Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua and Deputy President William Ruto among other government dignitaries.
Dr Mutua was accompanied by MPs associated with him, among them Victor Munyaka, Vincent Musau, Regina Ndambuki, Itwiku Mbai and former MP Kalembe Ndile.
“Karibu president. Karibu sana. Karibu huku kwangu (Welcome Mr President. Welcome to my home),” she said amid excitement.
President Uhuru Kenyatta had gone to preside over the launch of piped water in Masinga.
Uhuru and his deputy William Ruto are on a two-day visit of the vast Ukambani region, beginning June 10 and ending on June 11.
The executive landed in Tala, Matuu and Masinga areas of Machakos County where they delivered and promised goodies.
Ruto did not hesitate to attack the Opposition. He said CORD leadership is all about “demonstrations, firimbi and violence”.
The DP urged Ukambani residents to work hand-in-hand with the government to ensure that they get electricity, water and roads; and not CORD’s “violence, demos and empty talk.”
In Tala President Uhuru Kenyatta condemned what he termed “outdated politics of division and hatred”. He challenged the CORD leadership to name its team that will negotiate with Jubilee team on matters IEBC.
In Tala, Uhuru launched the construction of Tala-Ol Donyo Sabuk Road. In Yatta, he inspected the rehabilitation of the Yatta canal.
“Thank you very much President Kenyatta for bringing tap water in my home. I thank the local leaders too for organizing the president’s visit to Ukambani region,” said the elderly Masinga woman.
Uhuru announced that he had set aside KSh8 billion to rehabilitate roads in Machakos and KSh1.2 billion for Masinga water project.
Water and Irrigation CS Eugene Wamalwa said an additional KSh2.9 billion worth of water projects deal would be signed in Brussels next week between President Kenyatta and the Belgian government.
He said the project would benefit Mavoko but also spill over to Yatta and Masinga areas.
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