Photos: Raila welcomes President Uhuru Kenyatta to Kisumu


Photos: Raila welcomes President Uhuru Kenyatta to Kisumu
Raila welcomes President Uhuru to Kisumu on Thursday. Photo/Courtesy

NASA leader Raila Odinga on Thursday welcomed President Uhuru Kenyatta to Kisumu.

The plane carrying the President and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta touched down at the Kisumu International Airport at around 11:15am.

It is the President’s first official visit to the county since last year’s general election that was hotly contested.

He made a brief stopover in October this year on his way to Kakamega County for the Mashujaa Day celebrations.

On Thursday, the Head of State was treated to a rousing welcome by other leaders including DP William Ruto and Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o.

Mr. Ruto had arrived earlier and met with Mr. Odinga, Prof. Nyong’o, Junet Mohamed (Suna East MP and ODM Director of Elections), CSs Cecily Kariuki (Health), James Macharia (Transport) and Raychelle Omamo (Defence).

NASA leader Raila Odinga greets Deputy President William Ruto
NASA leader Raila Odinga greets Deputy President William Ruto at the Kisumu International Airport on Thursday, December 13, 2018.

NASA co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka is also in Kisumu and was seen with Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga at the airport.

Other notable individuals include Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and Jubilee party Secretary General Raphael Tuju.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to launch the Universal Health Coverage program that was rolled out a cost of Ksh.3.9 billion.

The UHC plan is targeting four counties: Kisumu, Machakos, Isiolo and Nyeri.

He will also lead a groundbreaking ceremony for the Ahero Interchange and may make brief stopovers at Ahero and Nyamasaria.

Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga greets NASA co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka at the Kisumu International Airport.
Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga greets NASA co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka at the Kisumu International Airport.
From right: Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o, Defence CS Raychelle Omamo, NASA leader Raila Odinga, Health CS Sicily Kariuki and DP William Ruto
From right: Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o, Defence CS Raychelle Omamo, NASA leader Raila Odinga, Health CS Sicily Kariuki and DP William Ruto
Homa Bay MP Gladys Wanga (right)
Homa Bay MP Gladys Wanga (right)
Kisii Senator Sam Ongeri (left)
Kisii Senator Sam Ongeri (left)
Kisumu Women Representative Rosa Buyu
Kisumu Women Representative Rosa Buyu
Muhoroni MP Onyango Koyoo
Muhoroni MP Onyango Koyoo

 

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