The President traveled to India for a two-day official visit, where they discussed various memorandums of understanding that would strengthen cooperation between Kenya and India.
Why did Orengo go to India?
The ODM politician represented the Lake Region Economic Community (LREB) to inform the head of state about the agreement signed by Indian government ministries.
“I led delegates from the Lake Region Economic Zone (LREB) including Governors Stephen Sang of Nandi and Dr Hillary Barchok (Bomet) to inform President William Ruto about the MOUs LREB has signed with Indian government ministries and departments before his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India,” the governor said.
The MOUs focused on building a solar energy park and the extension of the SGR from Naivasha to Malaba, and a rail network connecting the 14 counties of the LREB. Orengo, a close ally of Raila Odinga, said that Ruto approved the project for further discussion with the Indian government.
“The MoU and LREB intend to establish a solar energy park with a capacity of 280 MW, with each of the 14 counties getting between 10 and 50 MW. The second one aims to extend the SGR from Naivasha to the Malaba region, but its basis is the railway network which joins the 14 LREB counties. President Ruto approved both projects for further discussion with the Indian administration,” he confirmed.