President Uhuru Kenyatta surprised Mama Lydia Njeri at her home on Monday, February 1.
In photos seen by Kenyans.co.ke, an elated Njeri received the President and ushered him into her home. Uhuru was accompanied by three other leaders during the surprise visit.
Uhuru entered the semi permanent house and sat on the sofas. The President briefly spoke with Njeri, whose house had pictures of the Head of State hanging on the wall.President Uhuru Kenyatta visits Mama Lydia Njeri at her home in Kimahuri in Kieni East, Nyeri County.PSCU
Uhuru was commissioning the last mile electricity connectivity project on the fourth day of his visit in the Mt Kenya region.
The project will connect 216 households to the national electricity grid as well as light up several public institutions including schools, markets and health centres.
Uhuru restated his commitment to fulfil his election pledges key among them being the expansion of electricity connectivity, opening up of more roads and accelerating the growth of small businesses.
“We want to ensure that every Kenyan has access to electricity both for domestic and for income generating activities such as welding, hairdressing businesses and milk cooling plants for farmers,” he said.
He stated that over 70 percent of homes in Kenya were connected to the national grid compared to only that 30 percent that had electricity when he took over the nation's leadership in 2013.
After the visit to Njeri's home, the President addressed area residents and announced the Government plans to tarmac the Sagana-Ndathi-Naromoru Road, set up a milk cooling facility, and a hospital in the area.
“This road will ease the transportation of goods in this area. It will particularly help farmers to access markets for their produce beyond the region,” he stated.
It is not the first time Uhuru has made a visit at a civilian's house.
In 2016, he also surprised a family in Ndeiya while on a tour to inspect the implementation of the Last Mile Connectivity project and visited homes that have just been supplied with electricity.President Uhuru Kenyatta visits addresses residents in Kimahuri in Kieni East, Nyeri County.PSCU
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