(Photos) Uhuru inspects construction of 270 metre Fort Jesus wall

The wall is to protect the cliff holding Fort Jesus World Heritage Site from sea erosion.

In Summary

•As part of the project, the Government is redeveloping the Fort Jesus seafront into a modern recreational park complete with a football pitch and amphitheater on land that was reclaimed from the Indian Ocean.

•The Head of State was received at Fort Jesus by Sports, Heritage and Culture CS Amina Mohamed and Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata among other senior Government officials.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects ongoing construction of a 270-metre long wall to protect the cliff holding Fort Jesus World Heritage Site from sea erosion.
President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects ongoing construction of a 270-metre long wall to protect the cliff holding Fort Jesus World Heritage Site from sea erosion.
Image: PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday evening inspected the ongoing construction of a 270-metre long wall to protect the cliff holding Fort Jesus World Heritage Site from sea erosion.

Ongoing construction of a 270-metre long wall to protect the cliff holding Fort Jesus World Heritage Site from sea erosion.
Ongoing construction of a 270-metre long wall to protect the cliff holding Fort Jesus World Heritage Site from sea erosion.
Image: PSCU

As part of the project, the Government is redeveloping the Fort Jesus seafront into a modern recreational park complete with a football pitch and amphitheater on land that was reclaimed from the Indian Ocean.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects ongoing construction of a 270-metre long wall to protect the cliff holding Fort Jesus World Heritage Site from sea erosion.
President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects ongoing construction of a 270-metre long wall to protect the cliff holding Fort Jesus World Heritage Site from sea erosion.
Image: PSCU

The Head of State was received at Fort Jesus by Sports, Heritage and Culture CS Amina Mohamed and Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata among other senior Government officials.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects ongoing construction of a 270-metre long wall to protect the cliff holding Fort Jesus World Heritage Site from sea erosion.
President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects ongoing construction of a 270-metre long wall to protect the cliff holding Fort Jesus World Heritage Site from sea erosion.
Image: PSCU
Ongoing construction of a 270-metre long wall to protect the cliff holding Fort Jesus World Heritage Site from sea erosion.
Ongoing construction of a 270-metre long wall to protect the cliff holding Fort Jesus World Heritage Site from sea erosion.
Image: PSCU

Earlier that day, Uhuru visited the multi-agency team of Kenyan security officers undertaking a joint operational training in Boni Forest, Lamu County.

According to State House, the Field Training Exercise (FTX), is part of a broad Whole-of-Government approach to the delivery of security services by leveraging on interoperability of Kenya's security assets.

The FTX is coordinated by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF). It brings together troops from the different security formations in the country among them Kenya Police Service (NPS), National Youth Service (NYS), Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and Kenya Coast Guard (KCG).

The training aims to attain high levels operational efficiency among the different security agencies.

At the camp, the President witnessed drills by officers who've been training for three weeks and taken on a guided tour by Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen Robert Kibochi.