A palatial home for President Uhuru Kenyatta is under construction in his Village home Ichaweri in Kiambu County.
On Friday morning September 4th, it was reported that there is an ongoing construction in the village with road upgrade also underway.
The said construction started in 2018 afew months after they had taken power for the second time. At the construction site, General Service Unit officers have been taking care of his workers’ security day and night.
“The old fence is being replaced with a new one and people have been speculating it might be his retirement home. When a president retires, he must head back home to his rural area,” John Wanyoike, a neighbour told a local daily.
Reports from some of his family members defended that the project is privately funded unlike the time of his predecessors Mwai Kibaki and the late Mzee Daniel Arap Moi who used public money for the same project.
Kenya National Highways Authority KeNHA disclosed further that the road upgrading would cover 62 kilometers and must be complete by June 2022. This would be two months before he hangs boots.
According to the construction plans, the said road will be connecting Kiambu Road to Thika Super Highway through Kirigiti Ngewa, Ichaweri, Gatundu and Mang’u.
This would therefore make the first mega project in Central Region since President Uhuru Kenyatta took over power of this country.
Area Politicians have been lamenting on how the president, despite coming from their region, had done nothing to uplift locals’ livelihood.
Sources have whispered to Homenews.co.ke that Uhuru Kenyatta’s House located next to State House Nairobi is also under extensive renovations same to his late father’s Village home in Kiambu.
It will therefore be interesting to see how Uhuru will be handling his retirement plan even as his close allies David Murathe and COTU boss Francis Atwoli insist he should take over as Kenya’s next Prime minister in the new constitutional dispensation.