Saturday February 28, 2015 - Business in Meru came to a standstill yesterday during the historic visit by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto.
Businesses in Nkubu Town literally came to a halt as a sea of humanity flocked the town to receive Uhuru whose Kenya Air Force plane touched down at Marimba near Nkubu Town at 11am
The President was received by his Deputy, William Ruto, who had landed 10 minutes earlier, the Meru leadership and a multitude of residents.
The Meru-Nkubu Highway and all roads to and from Nkubu were closed to allow easy passage of Uhuru/ Ruto’s entourage and they remained closed for the period they were in town.
Traffic in town was heavy, both human and vehicles, and some matatus were forced to park by the road sides to give way to Uhuru/ Ruto’s convoy, while shops closed as no one was interested in transacting any business anymore. The only thing on their mind was to see Uhuru/ Ruto who had brought goodies for them.
When they arrived at the Gakoromone Market, Uhuru/ Ruto were given a thunderous welcome. Claps and ululations rent the air as residents cheered the President and his Deputy who were accompanied by Meru Governor Peter Munya, Senator Kiraitu Murungi and Senate Majority Leader, Kithure Kindiki.
Uhuru/ Ruto dished out goodies, among them issuance of title deeds, launching of 180km roads as well as irrigation projects among others.
Uhuru/ Rut’s tour of Meru was historic and the crowd they pulled has never been seen before in a visit like that.
The Kenyan DAILY POST