President Uhuru Kenyatta’s two-day tour of the lower Eastern (Ukambani) region has been cancelled indefinitely after previously being postponed.
The President’s tour that was scheduled for 5th and 6th July was cancelled amidst emergence of fresh details on what has prompted the Head of State to make such a move.
The cancellation was communicated in a report via the Nation, where it was established that the much anticipated President Uhuru’s two-day tour to the Ukambani region was cancelled due to COVID-19 related concerns.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta cancels planned two-day tour of Ukambani region, cites fears the visit may trigger a spread of Covid-19,” read the report from the Nation.
This comes in the wake of the tour having been initial postponed due to uncited reasons. The tour was originally scheduled for June where the head of state was scheduled to tour the lower Eastern region for two days; June 28th and 29th and inspect developmental projects affiliated with the National government.
The presodent was expected to commission the shs.18.4 billion Kibwezi-Kitui Road during his tour.
After the reports, Kenyans have also reacted issuing contentious reactions over the Head of State’s move with some questioning the state on why President Uhuru visited the Nyanza region despite the Covid-19 rise, while others alleging that it is a plan to call off his alleged Rift Valley region tour.