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President Kenyatta Visits Naivasha ICD, Kisumu Shipyard And Mbita Bridge

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  This political year we want Kenyans to be united NAIROBI Kenya January 12 2022 APO Group On Wednesday President Uhuru Kenyatta made one day impromptu working visits to the Naivasha Inland Container Depot ICD the Kisumu Shipyard and the new Mbita Bridge At the ICD the president witnessed the transshipment of container cargo from the Standard Gauge Railway SGR to the Meter Railway MGR and took a train ride from Naivasha to Longonot President Kenyatta who was accompanied by Defense Forces Chief Gen Robert Kibochi praised the partnership between Kenya Railways and the Kenya Port Authority KPA for the successful implementation of the SGR container cargo transshipment project to MGR From Longonot railway station the Head of State flew to Kisumu port where he toured the Kisumu shipyard and inspected the ongoing construction of the MV Uhuru II wagon ferry the dry dock and the slipway Construction of the wagon ferry was commissioned by President Kenyatta and his Burundian counterpart Evariste Ndayishimiye in May last year during the inauguration of Kenya Shipyards Limited In Mbita President Kenyatta inspected the new bridge that replaced the 1983 causeway The government is dredging the area to remove the massive sedimentation that has been an obstacle to human activities on the lake including fishing and shipping Speaking to Mbita residents who came to welcome him the president called for peace and tranquility as the country heads for the next elections saying that national unity was one of the reasons for his handshake with the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga We want to continue to have peace We want to continue to have unity as Kenyans This political year we want Kenyans to be united said the president
President Kenyatta Visits Naivasha ICD, Kisumu Shipyard And Mbita Bridge

1 This political year, we want Kenyans to be united

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2 NAIROBI, Kenya, January 12, 2022 / APO Group / –

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3 On Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta made one-day impromptu working visits to the Naivasha Inland Container Depot (ICD), the Kisumu Shipyard and the new Mbita Bridge.

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5 At the ICD, the president witnessed the transshipment of container cargo from the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) to the Meter Railway (MGR) and took a train ride from Naivasha to Longonot.

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7 President Kenyatta, who was accompanied by Defense Forces Chief Gen. Robert Kibochi, praised the partnership between Kenya Railways and the Kenya Port Authority (KPA) for the successful implementation of the SGR container cargo transshipment project to MGR.

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9 From Longonot railway station, the Head of State flew to Kisumu port, where he toured the Kisumu shipyard and inspected the ongoing construction of the MV Uhuru II wagon ferry, the dry dock and the slipway.

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11 Construction of the wagon ferry was commissioned by President Kenyatta and his Burundian counterpart Evariste Ndayishimiye in May last year during the inauguration of Kenya Shipyards Limited.

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13 In Mbita, President Kenyatta inspected the new bridge that replaced the 1983 causeway. The government is dredging the area to remove the massive sedimentation that has been an obstacle to human activities on the lake, including fishing and shipping.

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15 Speaking to Mbita residents who came to welcome him, the president called for peace and tranquility as the country heads for the next elections, saying that national unity was one of the reasons for his “handshake” with the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

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17 “We want to continue to have peace. We want to continue to have unity as Kenyans. This political year, we want Kenyans to be united, ”said the president.

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