Kakamega — Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Wednesday introduced the primary business flight from Nairobi to Kakamega the city as he pledged govt’s make stronger to the native airline business.

The DP noticed off the inaugural flight by means of Skyward Express to the city in Western Kenya at Wilson Airport in Nairobi lower than every week after President William Ruto commissioned the newly rehabilitated Kakamega Airstrip ultimate Friday.

The DP praised the rising partnership with the non-public sector, together with airline operators, reiterating Kenya Kwanza govt’s dedication to proceed bettering the rustic’s industry surroundings.

He mentioned leaders from Western area have been inquiring for the flights to the city for an established and that it had taken just a week for the federal government to actualize it.

“This new policy of continuous engagement is what is going to make things move in this country. The leaders of Western Kenya have been asking for this for many years but were not given an ear. This is happening less than a week after the President listened to them,” mentioned the DP, who used to be accompanied by means of Roads and Transport.

Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen and leaders from Western area.

The DP mentioned the President had reached out to Skyward to believe flying to the city after commissioning the airstrip.

While reminiscing the demanding situations he confronted whilst travelling to the area years again when he served as a District Officer in Kakamega, the Deputy President mentioned the flight would make it simple for travellers and businesspeople to trip between the city and town.