Tuesday May 14, 2019 - As part of setting the Special Economic Zone in Lake Victoria, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga held a meeting with three of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Cabinet Secretaries on Monday in Kisumu.
Trade and Industrialization boss, Peter Munya, Road and Transport Cabinet Secretary, James Macharia, alongside Petroleum boss, John Munyes, held a closed-door meeting with Raila before touring the site where a special economic zone will be set up.
"In a briefing meeting with Hon. Raila Odinga as we embark on the familiarisation tour of the proposed site for the Special Economic Zone at Ombeyi, Kisumu County this morning," said Munya.
When President Uhuru Kenyatta visited Kisumu last year in December, he promised to revamp the economy of the lakeside city of Kisumu, lining up the Special Economic Zone as part of his infrastructural agenda in the region.
"H.E Raila Odinga in the company of Cabinet Secretaries Peter Munya, Eng. James Macharia and John Munyes are on a working tour in Kisumu that is aimed at revamping Kisumu's economic base. They are set to tour the proposed SEZ land in Ombeyi, Muhoroni before inspecting the Kibos ICD, KPA oil jetty, old airport, dry port and the shipbuilding yard within Kisumu," he wrote on Facebook.