The visit aroused political interest given the intensified campaigns in the region under the direction of Vice President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
He came on Tuesday after Dr. Ruto in Mombasa, who had been camping there since Thursday and held meetings in Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale. Mr. Odinga landed there on Saturday and has spoken at meetings in Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River and Lamu.
President Kenyatta is expected to have a military function in Magogoni on Wednesday. head in Lamu County. He will also meet local executives and then travel to Kilifi County to commission several projects.
Tomorrow he will meet executives from the six counties in Mombasa to learn about the progress of his legacy projects in the region. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the President would team up with Mr. Odinga.
Last month, President Kenyatta directed those implementing his landmark coastal projects to ensure that she is on schedule for graduation before he leaves office in August next year.
At the end of last term
Although it is a business trip, it sparked political excitement following the DP’s campaigns in the region and since it coincides with Mr Odinga’s tour. However, MP Mvita Abdulswamad Nassir said President Kenyatta’s visit was planned a long time ago.
“We will meet him on Thursday as a coastal parliamentary group. It is a coincidence that our party leader Odinga is here too, ”said Nassir.
The visit of President Kenyatta, Dr. Ruto and Mr. Odinga within a week means the importance of the region for the people Succession policy 2022.
Governors Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Amason Kingi (Kilifi) and Salim Mvurya (Kwale), who are also serving their last terms, have President Kenyatta for talks where he gathered them together for his political cause.
The governors have argued in the past about the pressure on the region’s political team, driven violently by Mr Kingi The two governors were elected on an ODM ticket while Mr. Mvurya is an anniversary leader. At some point you saw how Mr. Mvurya turned to Dr. Ruto’s camp was attracted.
During the unveiling of the Sh10 billion five-year marine fisheries and socio-economic development project, President Kenyatta promised to meet local leaders to address their grievances. < / p>
Since 2013 the Uhuru government has carried out Sh1.3 trillion worth of projects on the coast. In Mombasa the government has more than 240 billion Shillings. and a further 80 billion Shillings are planned for the 2021/2022 financial year.
Most projects in Mombasa cross the neighboring counties Kilifi and Kwale. Sections of the road project of the Mombasa Transport Master Plan Road, including the 11 kilometer long Dongo Kundu Phase 1, Mombasa-Jomvu and the Likoni Pedestrian Bridge, have already been completed.
Phases 2 and 3 in Dongo Kungu, the Makupa Causeway Bridge should be completed early next year. Mombasa’s southern bypass, now vital for users of Moi International Airport, the standard gauge railway and the port of Mombasa, has relieved traffic.
It has The turnaround time for trucks that had to contend with the constant traffic jam along the old Kipevu Road is reduced.
As soon as the Dongo Kundu project is completed, it will be used as an alternative route from Mombasa . to the south coast serve the mainland without crossing the Likoni Canal. The government has given the Mombasa economic zone in Dongo Kundu 8.5 billion Sh. assigned.