President Uhuru Kenyatta was to visit Kitui County on Saturday June 11, in the second leg of his tour of the Lower Eastern region.
On Friday President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto were in Machakos county where they launched the upgrading of the Tala-Ol Donyo Sabuk-Kilimambogo road to Bitumen Standard, inspected the progress of rehabilitation works at the Yatta Canal and commissioned a water project in Masinga where they also addressed residents.
In their address, the heads of state said that while the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy was free to hold protests, they and their supporters were not free to infringe on the rights of others.
“If you want to keep protesting go ahead but we will not allow destruction of property. If you have nothing better to do and want to walk down a road go ahead. If you want to lie down in Uhuru Park you are free to do so but what do you expect will happen when you throw stones at police officers? It is akin to disturbing a bee hive,” President Kenyatta said.
People of ukamban are said to be thrilled by the Presidents visit since that marks the beginning of developments in the region