•President's tour which comes only five months since his last visit to the county will see him traverse the four subcounties of Bungoma North, Webuye East and West and Bungoma South.
•Ruto's tour of the county is also expected to give a solution to the ailing sugar sector in the region.
President William Ruto quietly jetted back into the country on Wednesday following his official visit to Rome for the Italy-Africa Summit.
Ruto will on Thursday embark on a day-long tour of Bungoma county today to unveil strategic development projects.
President's tour which comes only five months since his last visit to the county will see him traverse the four subcounties of Bungoma North, Webuye East and West and Bungoma South.
Commencing in Bungoma North, the President is set to officially open Naitiri Primary School and lead the groundbreaking ceremony for the Naitiri Economic Stimulus Project Market.
The tour will then progress to Webuye East where he will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Webuye ESP market, reinforcing his vision to facilitate trade.
The head of state will later in the afternoon cross over to Webuye West where he will visit the Nzoia Sugar Company guest house to distribute payment cheques to Nzoia sugar farmers and flag off the distribution of subsidized fertiliser meant to further support the local farming community.
Ruto will wrap up his day's activities in Bungoma South by laying the foundation stone for the construction of affordable housing at Muskoma in Kanduyi.
Housing is a crucial project anchored in his plan. Ruto's itinerary reflects a strategic approach to fostering progress and prosperity in the county.
Ruto's tour of the county is also expected to give a solution to the ailing sugar sector in the region.
Nzoia Sugar employees and farmers have high expectations that the President will give his final verdict on whether the mill will be privatised or not.
The ailing sugar mill was among those listed by the state for privatisation.
Confirming the President’s itinerary, Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka said that the head of state will tour the region to launch projects.
“The president will start here in Tongaren and later proceed to other parts of the county, let us welcome him as he is coming to launch our projects,” Lusaka added.
Nzoia Sugar milling company’s privatisation plan sparked controversial submissions amongst elected leaders in Bungoma.
On Wednesday, some Kenya Kwanza MPs threatened to boycott the President’s visit due to unmet promises.