Governor Ken Lusaka, Deputy Governor Hillary Chongwony and County Commissioner Joshua Chepchieng’ at the Bungoma County Referral Hospital’s Renal Unit this morning.

The leaders’ tour of the facility is part of a rehearsal that seeks to assess the preparedness of the county to hosting President Uhuru Kenyatta this Thursday. Other areas the county leaders are expected to tour today include Kopsiro in Mt Elgon and Panpaper in Webuye.

Governor Lusaka says the President’s visit is a huge win to the people of Bungoma as it strengthens the national government’s working relationship with the county government thus boosting service delivery at the health facility. “The reopening of the paper factory is a big score to the people of Bungoma, too. It will not only absorb hundreds of people but also resuscitate businesses in Webuye and neighbouring towns,” he said.

In Mt Elgon, the President is expected to issue title deeds to the residents, a move that could usher in a new wave of stability and economic prosperity in the region that had been stained by the Sabaot Lands Defense Force, a local militia group.