Photos: Raila welcomes President Uhuru Kenyatta to Kisumu
NASA leader Raila Odinga on Thursday welcomed President Uhuru Kenyatta to Kisumu.
The plane carrying the President and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta touched down at the Kisumu International Airport at around 11:15am.
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It is the President’s first official visit to the county since last year’s general election that was hotly contested.
He made a brief stopover in October this year on his way to Kakamega County for the Mashujaa Day celebrations.
On Thursday, the Head of State was treated to a rousing welcome by other leaders including DP William Ruto and Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o.
Mr. Ruto had arrived earlier and met with Mr. Odinga, Prof. Nyong’o, Junet Mohamed (Suna East MP and ODM Director of Elections), CSs Cecily Kariuki (Health), James Macharia (Transport) and Raychelle Omamo (Defence).
NASA co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka is also in Kisumu and was seen with Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga at the airport.
Other notable individuals include Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and Jubilee party Secretary General Raphael Tuju.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to launch the Universal Health Coverage program that was rolled out a cost of Ksh.3.9 billion.
The UHC plan is targeting four counties: Kisumu, Machakos, Isiolo and Nyeri.
He will also lead a groundbreaking ceremony for the Ahero Interchange and may make brief stopovers at Ahero and Nyamasaria.
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