President Uhuru Kenyatta stated that ODM leader Raila Odinga was part of his government and he does engage him on national matters since the March 9 handshake.

The Head of State was addressing Kenyans in Ahero, during his tour of the Nyanza region on Thursday.


He revealed that he does consult Mr Odinga on issues pertaining to Kenyans as part of the handshake and called on Kenyans to support the unity pact.

During his speech, the President affirmed that the handshake was solid as ever and they were on a mission to bring peace and unify the whole country.

President Kenyatta was making his address from Ahero where he commissioned the Ahero interchange road in Kisumu City.

The Head of State warned those found engaging in corruption and asked Kenyans not to rally behind them if they belong in their tribe adding that each person should carry their own cross.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga in Kisumu
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga in Kisumu

Health Care

The President also championed for the Universal Health Care initiative and asked Kenyans to register for NHIF in order for them to get access to free health care.

Here are some of the leaders that accompanied President Kenyatta in Kisumu.

Deputy President William Ruto, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o, Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga, Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok and Isiolo Governor Mohamed Kuti.

Others include Senator Johnson Sakaja, MPs Babu Owino, Moses Kuria, John Mbadi, Opiyo Wandanyi, Sports CS Rashid Echesa, Health CS Sicily Kariuki and Education CS Amina Mohamed.