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Uhuru to launch several projects in Nakuru County

Winding up his last days in office, President Uhuru Kenyatta will visit parts of Nakuru County to launch various development projects.

The president will begin his tour at Olkaria at 10:30 am where he will launch the Olkaria 6 Geothermal Power Station which will increase the generating capacity of the plant to 790 MW.

Uhuru will then proceed to commission the revamped Mai Mahiu Railway station before visiting the Naivasha ICD, which has been sucked into the 2022 campaigns clash.

In January this year, Uhuru made a day-long impromptu working visit to Naivasha Inland Container Depot (ICD) where he witnessed the shipment of container cargo from the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) to the Meter Gauge Railway (MGR) and took a train ride from Naivasha to Longonot.

The Head of state commissioned the ICD in December 17, 2019.

After visiting the ICD, Uhuru will proceed to the Sh700 million Suswa Water project.

The water project involves building a canal which will be used to channel water from Lake Naivasha to the planned industrial park in Suswa.

The President will conclude his tour at the Turkish Ceramic Granite and Tiles SEZ Limited in Naivasha.

Early this month, Uhuru commissioned two hospitals in Nairobi ; Mwiki Level Three Hospital in Kasarani Constituency and Mihang’o Hospital while also presiding over the issuance of title deeds at Muhuri Muchiri Stadium in Ruai.

Mwiki and Mihang’o hospitals are part of 28 new Level Two and Level Three health facilities constructed by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) across the capital as part of sustained efforts to attain Universal Health Coverage.

Last week, East African Community leaders bade farewell to Uhuru as the  chairman of the bloc, lauding him for his role in expanding infrastructure that has helped improve trade and connectivity in the region.

President Kenyatta had earlier handed over the EAC chairmanship to Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye.

On Saturday, Uhuru joined President Samia to commission the 42.4km Arusha-Taveta bypass section curving around Arusha city, connecting Tanzania and Kenya from Arusha to Voi through Holili.

The road is set to boost transport on both the Central and Northern corridors.

There are plans for the construction of a standard gauge railway (SGR) for the Northern Corridor (Mombasa to Kigali and beyond through Kampala) and the Central Corridor (Dar es Salaam to Bujumbura and Kigali and beyond).

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