The region is Raila Odinga’s turf and shunned Kenya Kwanza in the August elections in which the former Prime Minister lost to the Kenya Kwanza duo of William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua.
“All parts of Kenya will get development equally because we are leaders for the whole country,” the DP explained.
He also promised to have his boss, President William Ruto, visit the region soon.
"Receive warm regards from our President William Ruto. I promise you that I will bring him to this region soon," he stated.
Chaos during previous visit
Ruto’s last visit to Kisumu in November 2021 at the height of campaigns was marred by chaos during which his car was vandalized.
At the time, Ruto who was the Deputy President ignored intelligence reports of possible chaos and toured the lakeside city, addressing a series of political gatherings as eager residents welcomed him to the lakeside city.
The visit however, did not end well as his motorcade was stoned in Kondele area, forcing his security detail to climb atop the bonnet of his official vehicle to protect him from the stones as police moved in to disperse the crowds using teargas.
According to the police, the chaos was caused by rival factions fighting over campaign cash dished out by Ruto’s entourage.