Report from State House indicates that President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed his satisfaction with the ongoing efforts of restoring the glory of Mombasa City as a leading tourist destination in Kenya.

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The President has been in the county of Mombasa since Monday, where the head of state has commissioned new projects including the Bandari Maritime Academy as well as touring and inspecting earlier projects he had commissioned a few months back.

On Monday evening, the President visited the ongoing refurbishment of Mama Ngina Drive along the Indian Ocean near the Likoni Ferry, where he was satisfied with how the project is being managed. 

"President Uhuru Kenyatta last evening expressed his satisfaction with the ongoing redevelopment of Mama Ngina Drive into a modern recreation park. The President visited the Shs 460 million waterfront project which he commissioned in January this year to assess its progress," State House said in a tweet.

Mama Ngina Drive is being reconstructed to give it a new modern look that will enhance tourism in the coastal region.

"The transformation of Mama Ngina Drive into a modern public facility is part of ongoing efforts to restore the glory of Mombasa as a leading tourist destination in the region," State House announced.

The President also together with Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho, on Tuesday visited the ongoing beautification exercise at Kibarani along the Makupa Causeway.

Kabarani was for years being used as dumpsite regardless of its location and proximity to the city of Mombasa.