Raila Prepares for Uhuru's Visit to His Home

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Raila Odinga is making final touches to host Uhuru

play President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga (Twitter)

Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Thursday was in Kisumu preparing for President Uhuru Kenyatta's visit to the county.

The African Union special envoy held meetings with area leaders as he is expected to host the Head of State at his home in Bondo.

Kisumu Tour

According to various reports President Kenyatta will be in Kisumu on December 13 where he will launch the Universal Health Care initiative.

Additional reports by the Standard indicated that the President might also visit Kango Ka Jaramogi in Sakwa, where Raila’s father and the country’s first Vice President Jaramogi Oginga Odinga was buried in 1994.

play Opposition leader Raila Odinga in Kisumu (Twitter)


Preparations to host President Kenyatta are ongoing as major city roads and pavements are being repaired while some buildings are being repainted.

The government had said that it would spend Sh3.9 billion to pilot the programme in Kisumu, Nyeri, Isiolo and Machakos counties.

Speaking on President Kenyatta's visit, Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang' Nyong'o maintained that his county was well prepared to host the Head of State.

Uhuru's First

The visit to Kisumu will be President Kenyatta's first since last year’s divisive General Election that was marred with violence his controversial win.

It will also be Uhuru’s first visit since the historic handshake between the Head of State and Raila, which ended the political standoff.

play President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga (Twitter)


During the March 9 handshake, Uhuru and Raila vowed to work together and promised to tour the whole country, together, to preach peace.

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