President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday expressed his love for Kisumu County, saying he will seek his wife’s consent in getting a “Kisumu-based helper”.
He was accompanied to the Kisumu tour by ODM leader Raila Odinga and a host of local leaders as they drummed up support for the newly released Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.
Uhuru’s security detail, in videos had a hard time controlling multitudes that had lined up the streets and walkways.
During the tour, Uhuru, Raila and several leaders had a light moment, breaking in a leg in the sensational Jerusalema challenge.
In a light moment, the Head of Sate wondered if the First Lady would allow him have a second wife from the lake side.
“Sijui kama mama nyumbani ataniruhusu…akiniruhusu labda naweza kupata mtu wa kuwa ananitengenezea mambo yangu pande hii…ndio tuwe tunatembea ukijua kuna pahali utakula ugali,” he said amid laughter.
Earlier on Thursday, President Kenyatta laid the foundation for the construction of an international-standard’s Sports Complex at the Kisumu showgrounds
The Complex will be opened next April with Uhuru saying its grand opening will culminate in a epic football match between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards
Shortly after, he made a stopover in Kisumu town where he urged residents to support BBI, saying that it will foster National unity.
He also dismissed BBI critics saying they were opposing the report without even reading it.
He also noted that some issues raised in the report may not necessitate a referendum, welcoming crititics to the table to chart ways in which the report can be made better.
“What is the problem with allowing HELB loanees to pay loans only when they get jobs? What is the problem with achieving the two-third gender rule? Is it wrong to give our young people loans to start their own businesses?” President Uhuru posed.