Uhuru to launch malaria treatment kit at Kemri Kilifi

In Summary

• Uhuru, who landed in Mombasa on Tuesday afternoon, left for Lamu County on Wednesday morning at around 9am.

• He attended the multi agencies’ Field Training Exercise (FTX) security drill operation, which has been ongoing in the past month.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday evening inspects the ongoing construction of a 270-metre long wall to protect the cliff holding Fort Jesus World Heritage Site from sea erosion.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday evening inspects the ongoing construction of a 270-metre long wall to protect the cliff holding Fort Jesus World Heritage Site from sea erosion.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta began his three-day fully packed itinerary at the Coast by spending the day at the Manda-Magononi Naval Base in Lamu County.

Uhuru, who landed in Mombasa on Tuesday afternoon, left for Lamu County on Wednesday morning at around 9am.

He attended the multi agencies’ Field Training Exercise (FTX) security drill operation, which has been ongoing in the past month.

Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi visited the soldiers on Sunday ahead of the President’s arrival to assess their levels of training and operational capability in the ongoing exercise.

The multi-agency exercise, according to Gen Kibochi, has future plans to achieve full interoperability between, Air, Land, Maritime and multi-agency security architecture for mission readiness in the continuum of operations.

On Thursday, Uhuru is expected to tour the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Kilifi County for the launch of the Malaria Treatment Kit.

He will later be in Mtondia within Kilifi, where the kits will be tested.

Kilifi County Commissioner Kutswa Olaka told the Star that they are still awaiting the final programme of the President’s visit to Kilifi County.

“We are not sure of the places he will be going to visit apart from Kemri. I’m yet to receive the full programme,” said Olaka.

ODM leader Raila Odinga, who has been at the Coast since Sunday, told leaders during Eid ul adha celebrations in Mombasa, that Uhuru is at the Coast for a development tour.

It is not yet clear if Raila will be joining the president in touring some of the projects.