President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday made a surprise visit to the Kisumu port for the fourth time in a year, catching local leaders and security officials by surprise.
The President's two Kenya Air Force choppers landed at the port, for the first time, throwing the county's leadership into a spin. He has always landed at the Kisumu International Airport.
The port is a key handshake project that observers and Government officials say will cement the new-found political relationship between the President and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
It was not immediately clear why Raila did not accompany the President.
Yesterday, The Standard learnt that the visit was so secretive that no local leader knew about it. Kisumu Governor Peter Anyang' Nyong'o and his deputy Mathews Owilli, who often welcome Uhuru to the lakeside city, remained in their offices as the Head of State made a tour of the port that is currently under expansion.
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