President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday met elected leaders from Luo Nyanza region at State House in Nairobi ahead of Madaraka Day celebrations slated for June 1, 2021 in the lakeside city of Kisumu.
Former Prime Minister and the AU special Raila Odinga envoy was also present.
The leaders included four governors, MPs, Senators, Women Representatives and Members of County Assemblies, among others.
They deliberated on development projects and revival of a local sugar company, Sony Sugar Company.
“Basically we have concentrated on all issues that are ongoing to complete… some projects have been started, some are in procurement stage and we know that the issue of financing has always been used to delay the timely completion of these projects,” said MP James Nyikal after the meeting.
Speaking on behalf of the government, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the President is committed to complete all ongoing development projects in the region and commission them for use within specified timeliness.
“The President is determined, together with Raila Odinga that it is an all-government approach in terms of resolving all the issues that are there… These are projects for the people but we can use them if we are sick people,so we want to ensure that those projects are for us and we will be there to use them and celebrate them,” said Mutahi.
Madaraka Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Kenya on June 1 every year. Madraka is the Swahili word for ‘power’. It commemorates the day that Kenya took power when it attained internal self-rule in 1963.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.