4 things Uhuru will do during his tour of Nyanza accompanied by Raila next week
The visit is the first significant political event in which Raila and Uhuru will share a platform
The visit which is scheduled for next week has been planned to coincide with one year anniversary of last year’s hotly contested August 08 elections that left the country deeply divided.
The joint visit will be a major boost to nationality unity and the Building Bridges Initiative launched following the handshake deal.
It will also seek to heal wound left by last year’s hotly contested general elections that saw several lives lost and property worth millions destroyed.
The visit will also mark 5 months since the handshake deal that saw the two leaders put aside their political differences in pursuit of national unity and peace.
The visit will also be the first political outing in which Uhuru and Raila will share the podium for the first time since the 09 March handshake.
The two have occasionally met at public events but have never held any joint political forum.
President Kenyatta last visited the opposition turf of Kisumu on 12 July last year when he launched the Kenya Breweries plant located in the lakeside city.
The highlight of his visit will be the launch of the Kisumu County Universal Health Care as part of the Big 4 agenda.
The initiative seeks to make quality healthcare affordable to Kenyans and will see the public have access to enhanced comprehensive NHIF cover integrated health services.
Details about his itinerary remain scanty but the head of state is also expected to have engagements in activities involving the elderly and the youth.
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