• According to sources, Kenyatta whose term comes to an end next week is expected to board the Nairobi-Kisumu train at Muhoroni before launching the new railway station in Kisumu City.
• He will oversee the official commissioning of the Kisumu Shipyards Limited at Kisumu Pier.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to land in the Lakeside city of Kisumu on Monday afternoon.
The president is expected to launch various development projects in the City.
According to sources, Kenyatta whose term comes to an end next week is expected to board the Nairobi-Kisumu train at Muhoroni before launching the new railway station in Kisumu City.
However, on Tuesday, the head of state will oversee the official commissioning of the Kisumu Shipyards Limited at Kisumu Pier. He is also expected to oversee the floatation of the MV Uhuru II ship which is nearing completion.
The Sh2.4 billion vessel with a capacity of 1,800 tonnes was being built at the Kenya Shipyard Limited in Kisumu by Kenyan agencies, including the KDF, in partnership with the Dutch firm, Damen Shipyards.
This is the first ship to be constructed and locally assembled in the country which has given the country a great milestone as it positions itself to tap into the potential of Lake transport and the blue economy.
According to the Kenya Shipyard Limited, assembling the ship locally has saved the Kenyan taxpayers Sh1.3 billion that would have been used on imports.
It will complement the old MV Uhuru 1 built in 1966 and operated by Kenya Railways, currently ferrying goods mainly petroleum products to Uganda.
MV Uhuru 1 has a capacity of 1,260 tonnes.
Completion of MV Uhuru II will bring the total Kenya vessel capacity at the Port of Kisumu to above 3,060 tonnes.
President Uhuru commissioned the Kisumu Shipyard in May last year.
During the December launch, Uhuru said shipbuilding will help unlock the country's immense potential in the ocean and blue economy.
"The key sub-sectors of the blue economy, which include maritime transport and logistics, fisheries, as well as shipbuilding and repair, represent low-hanging fruits that must be exploited,” the President said.
The president is also expected to drum up support for Azimio Presidential candidate Raila Odinga.