in

President Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga Visit Kisumu Port

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga in a past event. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday flew from the State House in Nairobi to join ODM leader Raila Odinga in Kisumu to inspect the Kisumu Port, in what was termed as an unexpected visit.

According to reports, the President was picked by three Kenya Air Force helicopters and took him to Kisumu, in an event where media and members of the public were barred from witnessing.

Kisumu port resumed oil exports to Uganda in December 2019, and the refurbishment of the old railway line is set to make it a business hub for Kenya, Uganda and other neighbouring landlocked countries.

The port which has been dormant for more than two decades is poised to spur transport business across Lake Victoria.

On average Uganda imports 85 million litres of fuel with demand growing at 7 percent per annum.

92 per cent of the oil is imported through the Mombasa port in Kenya, while only eight per cent arrives via Dar es Salaam on the Tanzanian coast.

Email your news TIPS to news@kahawatungu.com or WhatsApp +254708677607. You can also find us on Telegram through www.t.me/kahawatungu

Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. Believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye.
Follow me on Twitter @FmuliKE. Email francis@kahawatungu.com

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Raila Odinga

Pot Calling Kettle Black? Raila’s Call For Reduced Political Activities Amid Pandemic Sparks Debate

Seth-Panyako

Nurses Union Boss Seth Panyako Asks Uhuru To Fire CS Kagwe, PS Mochache Over Kemsa Scandal