President Uhuru Kenyatta in Lamu. PHOTO | PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta in Lamu. PHOTO | PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta today visited the LAPSSET project in Lamu county. The president announced to support the ongoing project and promised to have a direct oil pipeline from Turkana to Lamu. Lamu county will have a modernized oil refinery before the oil is shipped.

" The new Lamu Port, the tarmacking of the Mokowe to Garsen Road and the ongoing distribution of electricity are government projects aimed at creating new employment opportunities by attracting investors to the area, " said the president.

 The President said his government was implementing development projects across the country adding that development will help Kenya rid itself of poverty. 

 While inspecting the Mokowe to Garsen Road, the President made a stopover at Hindi town and addressed residents. 

The President, who was accompanied by area MP Stanley Muthama and Lamu MP Ruweida Obbo, urged wananchi to shun divisive politics and instead live in peace and harmony President made a brief stopover to inspect the link road connecting the port and the 200km Mokowe to Garsen Road. 

President Uhuru Kenyatta in Lamu. PHOTO | PSCU

He expressed satisfaction with the speed of ongoing construction and encouraged the contractor to ensure the project is delivered within the agreed timeframe. The President further announced that plans are underway to start the construction of a crude oil pipeline from the Turkana oilfields to the new port.

The president is expecting to spend a day tomorrow inspecting more projects in Lamu county including the expansion of Lamu county hospital.

President Uhuru Kenyatta in Lamu. PHOTO | PSCU

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