President Uhuru Kenyatta will today grant Nakuru town a city status. Governor Lee Kinyanjui and County Commissioner Erastus Mbui yesterday made a final assessment tour of the projects the President is expected to visit before addressing the press at the newly renovated Nyayo Gardens.
Describing the process of upgrading Nakuru into a city as a long journey, Kinyanjui (pictured) thanked Uhuru for approving the charter.
“Preparations are almost complete and we are urging the people to join us in this important event. All of us have a role to play in this celebration,” he said.
He said that the Head of State will lead the World’s Aids Day celebrations in the morning and later tour several projects.
“The place is not big enough and because of Covid-19 protocols, big screens will be erected outside the venue,” said Kinyanjui.
Apart from presenting the charter to Kinyanjui, the Head of State is also expected to reopen the rehabilitated Nyayo Gardens, the new Sh600 million fire station and launch two new fire engines.