President Uhuru Will Be In Town Tomorrow, Just Two Days After Sunday's Visit - Reports.



President Uhuru Kenyatta will visit Thika Town tomorrow (Wednesday) just two days after the Sunday visit.

According to our sources, the president will first visit Gatundu and Kiambu Level 4 Hospitals.

In Gatundu, the president will inspect and officially handover to the County Government of Kiambu, the new ultra-modern block that he himself started when he was MP for Gatundu South. The project, which is now fully equipped by the Kiambu Government, is meant to ease congestion of referral cases in Thika Level 5 Hospital.

At the Kiambu Level 4 Hospital, Uhuru is scheduled to inspect the new digital X-ray machines, the new ICU ward and the newly installed tele-medicine equipment.

The president will then proceed to Thika Level 5 Hospital in Thika West Sub-County to assess the progress of the Renal Unit, the Reproductive health unit and the new ICU ward.

The Thika hospital new facilities are part of the Jubilee Government’s Managed Equipment Services project that saw every county in Kenya have two hospitals fully equipped with the state of the art facilities. The project, which was fully financed by the national government to the tune of Sh38 billion, that provided each of the selected hospitals with modern theatre equipment, surgical and sterilisation equipment, laboratory equipment, kidney dialysis equipment, ICU facilities, digital X-ray machines, ultrasound and imaging equipment.

Thereafter the president will then officially inaugurate the Kiambu County Huduma Centre opposite the Thika Sub-County Stadium. 


From there the president is scheduled to proceed to Kilimambogo where he will issue title-deeds to squatters.

In the Sunday visit, President Uhuru snubbed Thika youth who had lined up near Munene Industries hoping to be addressed by him.


Sources close to Thika Town Today indicate that the president avoided the crowd due to intelligence information that two senior local leaders had assembled rival gangs of youth to shout each other down in the presence of the president.

Infact, at the ACK St. Andrew’s Cathedral on Sunday, the bad blood among the leaders who do not see eye to eye was evident. The leaders at first snubbed each other, to a point of even avoiding greeting each other or having any eye contacts.

The president's arrival was preceded by extensive lobbying from the host bishop trying to prevail on leaders to avoid the infighting before the president. Bishop Julius Wanyoike, summoned Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, the senator Kimani Wamatangi and Thika Town MP Alice Ng’ang’a for a crisis meeting perhaps to try and iron out any difference amongst them before the presidential function.
It is understood that the cleric pleaded with the leaders not to attack each other before the president and also not to openly show their differences at the function.

When he arrived, the president held a short closed meeting with the leaders present. Our source at the meeting disclosed to us that it was agreed that in order to avoid any showdown, all the political leaders apart from host MP, the senator and the governor would not be allowed to address the congregation. However, the three were cautioned against attacking each other.

In February this year, President Uhuru Kenyatta publicly lamented that the infighting pitting political leaders from Kiambu County was the reason why he rarely visited home.
In his speech at the church on Sunday, the president emphasised on the need for leaders to work together and avoid divisive politics, saying the country belonged to all Kenyans irrespective of their political affiliation and religion. He urged the political leaders present to work together saying wrangles will only cost the county the much needed development.

"I call on leaders to exhibit respect for other Kenyans and their fellow leaders. Even if we have differences in ideologies, it does not necessary mean that there is enmity among ourselves," he said.

Senator Wamatangi supported the sentiments by the president saying there was need for the leaders to work together since that is what the people wanted.
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