NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 – Deputy President William Ruto has assured residents of Nyanza region that the Jubilee government will work with them towards improving development in the area regardless of their party affiliation.
Ruto noted that although the region supported CORD Coalition during the recent General Election, the government will not discriminate against them, but will instead work with its leaders to ensure that its development agenda is achieved.
He said time for politicking was now over, and called on Kenyans to unite and work with the government to take the country to the next level.
“With the elections behind us, it is now time for all us to shelf our party affiliations, and walk together towards realizing the agenda we have for this country,” Ruto said.
The Deputy President was speaking at Mabera Catholic Church compound, Kuria West Constituency in Migori County, where he had earlier joined other worshippers for a Sunday Mass.
The service was celebrated by the priest in charge, Father James Kumba who urged Kenyans to embrace love for one another and unite in order to develop the country.
The Deputy President at the same time urged the residents of Kuria and neighbouring Trans Mara Counties to desist from acts of cattle rustling which he noted had negatively affected area development.
He said the government will not tolerate such practice which he said is not only criminal but also retrogressive.
“In this age we cannot, in Kenya, continue to discuss stock theft, when the rest of the country is discussing stock exchange. This practice must now come to an end,” he warned.
Ruto who presented a cheque of Sh1million towards the completion of laboratory in Kubweechi Secondary school in the area announced that the government will construct two technical institutes in the region in order to equip the youth with the necessary skills to create and access employment opportunities.
He said the government is committed to creating a conducive environment for the youth to do business and improve the overall national economy.
Responding to area leader’s request, the Deputy President announced that the government will upgrade the road network in Kuria in a bid to open up the area and improve security.
He cited the Migori-Kehancha- Ntimaru road and the Isebania-Kehancha – Ntimaru roads which he said will soon be improved.
The Deputy President reiterated that the Jubilee government will unite all Kenyans and create opportunities for Kenyans to create wealth in line with its manifesto.
He thanked the residents of Kuria for overwhelmingly voting for Jubilee Coalition during the elections.
Others who accompanied the Deputy President included Migori County Governor Zachary Obado, his Narok Counterpart Samuel Tunai ole Kuntai, Narok Senator Stephen Ole Ntutu, Kuria East MP Mathias Robi, Kuria West MP Shadrack Manga and Nyanza PC Francis Mutie among other dignitaries.
In his remarks, Governor Tunai promised to work hand in hand with the Kuria leadership towards eradicating cattle rustling along the areas’ common border.
Governor Obado called on the government to come up with ways of assisting residents of Nyatike in the county who have been affected by floods.
He urged cigarette manufacturers who rely on tobacco from the area to improve their payment system or risk losing the farmers.