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.
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.
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.
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.
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.