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President Kenyatta And Raila Odinga To Take Trip Together In The Revamped Railway Guage To Kisumu

President Uhuru Kenyatta together with his brother former prime minister and ODM party leader are set to take their first trip to Kisumu next week using the new revamped railway gauge ahead of Madaraka Day celebration.

The train will leave Naivasha and head towards Kisumu where Uhuru will officially launch the new terminus in a series of projects he sets to unveil in the county in his five day tour.

According to source close to the Daily Nation news paper, the president will also commision The lake Basin Development Mall, the 350 million Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium, The Marine School, Uhuru Business Park and a ship at the dry dock. He will lead the Madaraka Day celebrations in the new Jomo Kenyatta Stadium after he officially launches it.

The contractor working on the Kisumu Boys-Mamboleo dual carriage way is also rushing to complete the road, which will be used by the President and other guests on the day.

Interior Ministry Principal Secretary Eng Karanja Kibicho had earlier said that only 2,000 people will be allowed in the stadium and 30,000 will be hosted in the ground.

“Stadiums are not constructed to host such events and ordinarily we would have put a temporary extension to accommodate the presidential party and then withdrawn it. But since we have a big space here, we have decided to place a permanent one that will also help in future events,” said Dr Kibicho.

The Nation News Paper further notes that, roads leading towards the stadium have been tarmacked and jets from Kenya's top air space have been seen doing their usual training drills.

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