Today, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta will commence an intense 12-day tour of Kenya, to meet fellow citizens from all walks of life, in all regions of the country. His last campaign events will be in the capital Nairobi on August 6 – 48 hours before the August 8 elections.
This will be the second round of an all counties campaign where the President will take his message to Kenyans. Only this Sunday he completed a 14-counties blitz covered in seven days in which he put his call for unity and peace at the heart of his campaign agenda.
These meet-the-people visits will see the President traverse 30 counties, making stops at more than 200 campaign stops. His Excellency the Deputy President, the Honourable William Ruto, will be visiting dozens of counties as well, making another 200 campaign stops.
The President is going directly to the people to demonstrate what the August election is about – himself as someone who is fighting to deliver benefits, success and prosperity to the people versus an opposition challenger who is only after power for himself.
During the campaign tours, the President will also sit down with Kenyans at business premises, farms, markets and other places where he will engage with them directly, accounting for his last four-and-a-half years in office as he also discusses how he plans to transform the country and the lives of Kenyans.
The President has already spoken on his Action plan to strengthen partnerships in the region and the continent.
The President is looking forward to engaging with Kenyans from all spheres of life directly where he will speak about his Action Plan to create more than 6.5 million jobs in the next five years, offer free secondary school education, continue with his plan to offer free post-natal medical services to women who give birth and expanding the Inua Jamii programme that has ensured that our senior citizens live a dignified life.
In the last four years, Kenyans have seen that President Kenyatta is a worker who is able to effectively carry out a plan. He has a credible Action Plan to improve the day-to-day lives for all Kenyans because he has successfully laid the foundation for it by investing heavily in roads, infrastructure, education, healthcare and in improving security to keep Kenyans safe.
The President will make the firm plea that he has laid the foundations, now he requires the second term to complete the job.
The President, who has also already given interviews to 14 radio stations, is due to speak to at least 40 more, directly reaching Kenyans on his Action Plan for Kenya’s future. He will also engage with Kenya’s youth through platforms they are familiar with.
The President’s odyssey will take him to Nyeri, Murang’a, Marsabit, Samburu, Bungoma, Kakamega, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Embu, Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Kajiado, Nakuru, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Nairobi, Bomet, Kericho, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kisii, Nyamira, Nandi, Garissa, Migori and Uasin Gishu,
State House Spokesperson
25th July 2017