President inspects projects

President Uhuru Kenyatta shakes Hindi ward Member of the county assembly hand Anab Mohamed when he paid an impromptu visit to the County.The head of state gave the contractor working on the Lamu-Garsen road two days to give a detailed report on when to finish the road. [Photo/Jane Mugambi]

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday inspected various projects in the county, beginning with the Lamu port whose construction had stalled due to delayed payments.

The President also inspected the progress of the Lamu-Garsen road project and gave the contractor two days to give a full report on the works.

"I have heard the cry of the people. They should not be subjected to suffering," said Uhuru.

This comes a month after residents staged a demonstration to protest the poor state of the road.

The contractor, H-Young, had requested two months to submit a report.

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In the run-up to the 2017 elections, Uhuru promised to personally monitor the road's progress.

"The contractor is supposed to have completed the road by November this year. Clearing the bush is his role and he is supposed to do 50 metres on both sides," said Uhuru.

The President has been at the Coast for the past 10 days and is said to have mostly been in Mombasa County.

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