President Uhuru Kenyatta made a surpise visit to a livestock multiplication centre in Taita-Taveta.

The Head of State visited Bachuma Livestock Multiplication Centre, which is undergoing expansion. 

Residents said the helicopter carrying the President landed at Miasenyi Primary School in Voi sub-county at around 2pm.

One Man Mission

The presidential motorcade then drove through Miasenyi village to the centre where he inspected the facility for an hour.

President Uhuru Kenyatta's Motorcade President Uhuru Kenyatta's Motorcade

County Executive Committee (CEC) member for agriculture, Davis Mwangoma, said the President was alone during the visit.

He further stated that the President was welcomed by a senior county official and Marungu Ward Rep Paul Waweru Kang’ethe.

Renovations

The facility which is currently undergoing renovation was funded by the national government and is expected to cost the Ksh3 billion.

Taita Taveta governor, Granton Samboja told journalists he had been informed about the President's visit to the facility although he did not accompany him.

Taita Taveta governor, Granton Samboja Taita Taveta governor, Granton Samboja

Commenting on the visit, Samboja stated: “The President's visit was private. He visited the county to inspect the facility that is funded by the national government."

The governor maintained that the Head of State "wanted to see its progress,” of the facility.