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Naivasha MP Speaks Over Ruto's Decision to Revert Port Operations From Naivasha to Mombasa

Jayne Kihara, a member of parliament for Naivasha, was happy with President William Ruto's decision a few days after he took office on September 13 to move port operations from her district to Mombasa County.

Kihara argued in an interview with the Nation on Saturday that the people did not benefit from the project's relocation to Naivasha and that neither the national government of the Jubilee Party, then led by Uhuru Kenyatta, nor the county government, then led by Lee Kinyanjui, engaged the public in the project.

A lawmaker from the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party backed Ruto. The lawmaker said that Ruto had said during his campaigns that the Naivasha port would be an industrial park, but that the activities would be moved to Mombasa.

"Goods arrive at the port of Mombasa by sea. How can such items be cleansed in Naivasha? I have served as a member of Congress, and the truth is that we have never had public engagement from either the national or local government.

"The governor and president, who have visited this project over a million times, never invited me to any of these events. I am unaware of the project's benefits to our people. I recall that when Ruto was running, he stated that it would remain an industrial park, but that clearance and forwarding would be done in Mombasa, where it should be. "She stated,

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