It has emerged that President Kenyatta recently acquired a 1,000-acre ranch adjacent Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the world-famous tourist destination.
Nation reported that the president ushered in the New Year at his new home from where he delivered the annual end of year speech on Thursday.
This was a break with tradition of presidents spending the New Year at State House, Mombasa.
It was reported that the expansive farm located in Oloolmongi, Lolgorian district in Transmara, Narok County will serve as Uhuru’s retirement home once he leaves office in 2022.
He reportedly purchased the ranch from the Olerien and Kengani group in 2020 together with another parcel where he plans to set up a tourist lodge.
Through Twitter, Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina thanked Uhuru for choosing to spend his holiday in the county.
“Welcome to Narok county Mr. President and thank you for choosing Narok county as a place to celebrate the new year and also to retire! Sasa badilisha hiyo kura yako iwe ya Narok. Thank you for adding another district to Narok county-Lolgorian District,” Ledama wrote.
Uhuru has blood ties to the region as his great grandfather, Magana married a Maasai woman named Susana Musana, who gave birth to Uhuru’s grandfather Muigai—the father of Kenya’s first president Jomo Kenyatta (Kamau wa Ngengi).