NAIROBI, 1 June 2017,(PSCU) — President Uhuru Kenyatta will tomorrow start a three-day meet-the-people tour of Nyandarua and Nakuru counties, hot on the hills of his delivering on a major plank of his administration — the SGR “Madaraka Express”.
From a hugely well-received Madaraka Day speech made in Nyeri Town, the heartland of the struggle against colonial rule, the President will visit neighbouring Nyandarua on Friday, before heading to Nakuru where he will spend the weekend.
On Friday, President Kenyatta will make an extensive tour of Nyandarua County. His tour will take him through OlKalau, Gilgil, Subukia and Bahati. He is expected to make as many as a dozen stops on the day, on a visit modelled on an earlier one this year when he roused voters in the area to go out to register as voters.
On Saturday 3 June 2017, President Kenyatta will visit Rongai, Kuresoi, Molo and Njoro before holding a public rally in Nakuru town.
On Sunday, 4 June 2017, the President will attend a church service and thereafter hold a forum with stakeholders of the Matatu industry in Nakuru.
President Kenyatta will conclude his visit of the area by touring Gilgil Escarpment and Naivasha in the afternoon.
In a frenetic but ultimately rewarding week, the President on Tuesday met envoys from the European Union, reiterating his commitment to free, fair, credible and peaceful elections; and later flew to Mombasa to meet stakeholders and then commissioned the freight operations of the Standard Gauge Railway.
On Wednesday, he rode on the SGR – now christened the Madaraka Express – on its maiden journey to Nairobi.
On Thursday, he received a warm reception from Nyeri on the second Madaraka Day to be hosted out of the capital Nairobi. The first Madaraka Day celebrations outside Nairobi was held in Nakuru County last year.