President Uhuru Kenyatta has today afternoon made an impromptu visit to Chaka market that is currently under the final stages of construction located along the Nyeri-Nanyuki highway.
Kenyatta’s visit to the market is in line with his agenda of inspecting government projects in the region alongside consolidating the support of politicians from his Mount Kenya backyard as the building bridges initiative bill gets into County assemblies.
He made his way to Chaka shortly after attending the Sunday Mass service at the neighbouring Archangel Michael Chaka Catholic parish.
He was received by jubilant residents who turned up in large numbers within a short period of time after getting a tip-off the president’s presence.
While addressing locals, Uhuru intimated that the ultra-modern market that is currently 98% complete will largely transform livelihoods in the area by providing a conducive environment for traders to do business and farmers to sell their produce.
The project was expected to be complete by last year December but the constructor failed to meet deadlines.
The construction involves open sheds, retail block, matatu terminals, public parking, an underground water tank and general landscaping. Upon completion, the market will cater to commodities diversification by providing space to trade in non-agricultural produce.