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Newspaper headlines for May 31: Uhuru commences his three-day tour in Kisumu in style

The country’s top newspapers on Monday, May 31 focused on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s three-day visit in Nyanza.

The papers also highlighted the passing on former Kibwezi Member of Parliament, Kalembe Ndile who died on Sunday, May 30.

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Daily Nation

The publication reported about President Uhuru Kenyatta’s working tour in Nyanza from Sunday, May 30 adding that he would be launching multiple projects the today, Monday, May 31.

Uhuru is expected to be in Kisumu to launch the reshaped Kisumu port which cost over KSh 3 million.

Afterwards, he would launch the refurbished MV Uhuru vessel which would create way to Jinja, Uganda.

It is reported that the Vessels will be loaded with 22 wagons each weighing 50,000 litres of petroleum products.

The President will be accompanied back to back by his handshake friend and ODM chair Raila Odinga and other leaders from Nyanza region.

People Daily

President Uhuru Kenyatta was accorded a grand welcome in Kisumu as he commenced his three-day visit for political and economic significance.

Immediately after alighting from his chopper, he boarded a military chopper heading to Siaya county where he authorized a water and sanitation project in Ndanu, Yala.

The project was funded by the government in support with the African Development Bank a project that cost over KSh2.4 billion.

The water project is expected to reach out to over 200,000 people in five centres at Nyangweso, Wagai, Ng’iya, Nyagondo, and Kogelo.

Uhuru also launched the Kodiaga-Wagai-Onyinyore and Nyangweso-Mukanda roads.

The Standard

The daily also reported about President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit in Nyanza.

The president spoke for the first time about the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill that was termed unconstitutional by a five-bench judge.

While in Siaya county, Uhuru talked about a plan B to salvage the BBI after the May 13 ruling.

He bragged about their best lawyers like James Orengo who are expected to overturn the ruling.

Taifa Leo

This publication reported how people from Luo-Nyanza region are largely benefiting due to the 2018 handshake between Uhuru and Raila.

Just the first day at the region but Uhuru had launched various projects.

Taifa Leo reported that Monday, May 31 will be a day the president commissions even more projects than earlier.

Project remaining for launch are the Uhuru Business Complex which cost over KSh 600 million and the Olkaria Lessos-Kisumu high voltage transmission line at the Kibos sub-station which cost KSh 16 billion.

Uhuru and Raila also missed a long awaited ride from Kisumu to Nakuru and back due to the incompletion of 25.3 km line.

The Mamboleo-Kisumu-Chemelil, the Masara-Miru, the Sori-Mbita, and the Siaya-Usenge roads are also incomplete.

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The Star

This publication reported on the demises of former lawmaker Kalembe Ndile.

Kalembe Ndile died in Sunday, May, 30 while receiving treatment for an unmentioned ailment at the Nairobi Hospital.

The Star reminisced how the late had powerful messages during his reign and even previously on May 23 when he conversed with a Machakos journalist.

“Thanks for your support. You Machakos media team played key roles in my life. You visited me while I was sick. Remain focused and united,” he told one of the journalists in a phone call.

Leaders led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto condoled with the family terming the late as a hardworking leader.

Others who sent their condolences were ODM leader Raila Odinga, wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka among others.

Kalembe was termed as a leader who observed equality and was ready for those in needy positions.

The late served as Kibwezi Member of Parliament from 2002 to 2007. He passed away aged 57.

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