RUTO, NAKURU, APRIL 28, 2018, LEADERS
Deputy President William Ruto has asked leaders to heed the call by President Uhuru Kenyatta to stop engaging in politics and instead focus their energies on development.
Mr Ruto, at the same time, said Jubilee was united with a clear agenda of uniting the country, saying there were no groupings in the party.
“We have no political camps in our party. We are united and our aim is to bring the country together to eliminate tribalism, division and hatred as well as implement our development agenda for the people of Kenya,” said Mr Ruto.
Speaking during the launch of the Mavuno Daima Dairy cooperative society in Olenguruone, Nakuru County on Saturday, Mr Ruto said it was time leaders implemented what they promised the electorate prior to last year’s General Elections.
“The only debt we have as leaders for the people of Kenya is development. Kenyans elected Governors, MPs and MCAs during the last year’s General Election with the sole aim of serving them. This is the opportunity for us to serve them because time for politics is over,” said Mr Ruto.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta has told us to focus our energies on development and stop engaging in politics. We should therefore heed the call,” said Mr Ruto.
Present were Governor Lee Kinyanjui (Nakuru) and former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto.
Others were MPs Moses Cheboi (Kuresoi North), Kuria Kimani (Molo), Liza Chelule (Women Rep, Nakuru), Charity Kathambi (Njoro), Beatrice Kones (Bomet East), Joyce Korir (Women Rep, Bomet), Gideon Keter (nominated), Joseph Tanui (Kuresoi South), Kipsengeret Koros (Sigowet/Soin)
The Deputy President urged leaders to work together and explore ways of solving the problems facing Kenyans.
“As leaders we need to unite and forge a common development agenda for our people. Let’s put behind issues to do with politics because there is time for everything,” said Mr Ruto.
The Deputy President also said the Government was committed to ensuring free primary and affordable secondary education for all Kenyans irrespective of their family backgrounds.
He warned of disciplinary action against the management of day secondary schools in the country found demanding fees from students.
The Deputy President said no one should demand for fees from students in day secondary schools as the Government has paid fees for them.
He thanked the people of Nakuru for supporting the Government since 2013, assuring them that Jubilee was focused on service delivery.
Governor Kinyanjui said the county was ready to help farmers form cooperative societies to market their produce.
He said investors from United States were ready to invest in the pyrethrum sector at a cost of Sh 400million, saying it will go a long way in addressing the challenges facing the sector.
“As county government we are ready to welcome and work with investors whose focus is to help improve the lives of the people through initiation of development projects,” said Mr Kinyanjui.
And while opening the Kiptagich Tea factory, Mr Ruto said the Government would improve all roads leading to major agricultural zones in the country to enable farmers transport their farm, produce to the markets and the factories.
He said tea farmers would from next year benefit from fertilizers to be supplied by the Government.
The Deputy President said the Government has lifted land caveat in Nakuru County but cases before courts were making it difficult for land transaction to take place.
He said once those cases were dropped, land transactions would take place, thus paving way for issuance of land title deeds.
The MPs said they would work together in implementing the Government’s development agenda.
“As leaders we will work together in implementing the Jubilee’s development agenda,” said Mr Cheboi.
Former Governor Isaac Ruto praised the efforts being made by the Government in addressing the challenges facing tea farmers.
“It is impressive that the Government is putting more emphasis in the development of the tea sector which is among the country’s top exchange earners,” said Mr Rutto.
The Deputy President also addressed wananchi during the opening of classrooms in Karao Secondary School.