Ruto to rivals: Have your say, we have our way

May 31, 2014 12:17 pm
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He says as much as political leaders have a right to advance their beliefs, they should avoid inciting people since the country was already on the move/DPPS
He says as much as political leaders have a right to advance their beliefs, they should avoid inciting people since the country was already on the move/DPPS
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 31 – Deputy President William Ruto has said that no amount of noise from politicians will derail the Government in its bid to transform the Country.

He says as much as political leaders have a right to advance their beliefs, they should avoid inciting people since the country was already on the move.

Addressing residents of Narok West constituency where he opened five classrooms, the Deputy President said the Jubilee administration will only focus on developing the country.

“We will respect and protect their right to say what they want to say but they must know that while they have their say, we have our way – to ensure we transform the country,” he stated.

Ruto said that time for politics of mass action, demonstrations that divide Kenyans along tribal lines was over, adding that leaders should instead spend their energy on nation building.

He said so far the government has laid foundation to its development agenda and not even protests can change the facts.

The Deputy President cited several projects being undertaken by the government as testimony of its pledge to serve Kenyans, adding that the Jubilee administration was confident it will deliver on its scorecard.

“We said that we will construct a Standard Gauge Railway line and the project has already started,” he pointed out.

Ruto said that since independence, a total of 14,000 kilometres road network has been built in the country but the Jubilee has plans to construct 10,000 kilometres in five years.

On electricity, he pointed out that a record breaking 400,000 homesteads have been connected to the national grid in the past one year adding that the government is making plans to reduce the cost of electricity in the country.

The Deputy President also noted that County Commissioners have their work cut out to enhance service delivery at the grassroots by ensuring national government employees remain accountable.

“County commissioners will ensure that national government employees are accountable and deliver on the national agenda in line with the constitution to enable the country move forward,” he said.

Leaders from Narok County who accompanied the DP asked Kenyans to shun those bent on dividing the country to gain cheap political mileage.

Led by Narok senator Stephen ole Ntutu, they said that “the Opposition are perpetual complainants with no agenda for the country… the country cannot be kept in an election mode forever.”

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