President Kenyatta's multi-billion Christmas gifts to Central Kenya locals

The tour came at a crucial time when locals had started worrying that the president had neglected them despite him being from the area and instead concentrating more on other Cord strongholds of Coast, Wester and Nyanza regions.

President Uhuru Kenyatta waves to supporters after he commissioned new medical equipment at Murang’a County Referral Hospital.

The just concluded two-day visit of President Uhuru Kenyatta to his core support base yielded a multi-billion stash of goodies for local residents.

On Tuesday, President Kenyatta wrote off Sh2 billion in debts owed by coffee farmers.

He said the government had released the cash to Cooperative Bank and told farmers who had secured their loans using title deeds to collect them.

In Kieni constituency, President  Kenyatta commissioned the Sh800 million Chaka market in the constituency.

“The president will speak to leaders as well as other citizens in the areas - reaching out directly as he works to improve their livelihoods, as well as the livelihoods of all other Kenyans whichever part of the country they may be,” read a statement from State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu.

Infrastructure projects

In Nyeri, the President launched the construction works on the Naromoru-Ngaringiru road.

The Naromoru-Ngaringiru road is to be constructed at a cost of Sh720million and is meant to ease transportation problems and link Laikipia to the neighbouring Nyeri County.

In Kirinyaga County, the president commissioned the construction of the 29 kilometres Kutus-Kianyaga-Kiamutugu-Githure-Kibugu Road.

The president oversaw the installation of modern medical equipment including emergency and referral facilities at the Kirinyaga Level 5 hospital.

In neighbouring Kirinyaga County, President Kenyatta along with Deputy President William Ruto launched the Kirinyaga-Makuruguathama and the Muranga’a-Gachare Road.

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