Kisumu County have always lagged behind in terms of development since they decided to take different paths and interests as the national government. The region have been neglected for quite a while .
But since the handshake between Hon Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta took place the residents can see the light shining their paths. The handshake was all the people needed to drink from the governments well.
Even the President could not risk , lest he wanted what happened to his father the first President of the Republic of Kenya to be repeated.
The residents have taken on this opportunity to express their demands for the county which is deprived currently.
The President will visit on December 13 to launch the piloting of Universal Healthcare Coverage, part of his Big Four Agenda.
The government will spend Sh3.9 billion to pilot the programme in Kisumu, Nyeri, Isiolo and Machakos counties.
The projects will establish the capacity of NHIF and improve infrastructure before the programme is rolled out countrywide.
Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o said the county is well prepared to host the President. Muhoroni MP Onyango Koyoo called on President Kenyatta to revive collapsed sugar industries, saying the livelihood of millions of Kenyans depends on the sector. He said Uhuru should also launch the construction of Muhoroni-Mamboleo C674 road, formerly the C34, which is a key road to Kisumu, Nandi and neighbouring counties. Other leaders welcoming Uhuru include Nyando MP Jared Okello, Kisumu Central MP Fred Outa and Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga
They said the region will benefit from projects through Uhuru’s visit. “We expect most stalled projects such as Kicomi, sugar and fishing industry, and maritime transport to be given priority by Uhuru,” Okello said.
The MP also said they will request construction of the Mamboleo-Londiani, Awasi-Katito and Singida bridge-Ahero roads. He said the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital should be upgraded to the level of Kenyatta National Hospital and Moi Referral Hospital.
The region expects to benefit from completion of the 254km standard gauge railway between Naivasha and Kisumu. The section is projected to cost Sh380 billion.The proposed phase 2B will pass through Narok, Bomet, Kericho and in Kisumu, where a Sh14.3 billion port will be put up, according to the Environmental Impact Assessment report.
Do you think this would be a turning point to Kenyan Politics and development of the county?