On Monday September 21st, 2020, president Uhuru Kenyatta visited the Kenyan coast counties to inspect various developmental projects. The head of state urged the Kenyan citizens to unite under a common purpose that matters to the country. The president was speaking while touring Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties where he inspected a variety of projects that receive funding from the national government.
Mr. Kenyatta has been at the Kenyan coast since Friday. On Sunday, the president visited Mama Ngina Kenyatta Waterfront in Mombasa County. The president refurbished the waterfront that has been turned into a tourist attraction park along the beautiful Kenyan coast.
The Mama Ngina Waterfront Park was reopened on the 2019 Madaraka Day celebrations after the completion of the whopping Ksh. 4.6 billion refurbishment project. The refurbishment included landscaping and paving the waterfront with concrete blocks, construction of an amphitheatre, the Kilindini Cultural Centre, ablution blocks and two main gates.
The waterfront, named after Uhuru Kenyatta’s mum, has always been a place for leisure resting, walking, jogging and riding. It is famous for its fried cassava and all manner of fried potatoes and pastries. The project was designed to support a 24-hour economy and its layout includes a new jetty for water taxis.
While speaking to locals to locals at Vigurungani Primary School, the Head of State announced a Kshs 50 million national Government grant for the new 1,200 capacity teachers college in the current fiscal year, an amount he said will be raised to Shs 100 million next year.
Last month, the Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC) announced vacancies for more than 11,000 teachers needed for both Primary and Secondary schools around the country. The TSC announced the vacancies despite the fact that schools are closed due to the ravages of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. However, yesterday, the Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha hinted that schools may reopen in the mid October 2020 hopping that cases of covid-19 will continue to decline until then.