“Currently Uasin Gishu has no district hospital but once the new hospital is completed, the Moi Referral and Teaching Hospital will become a county hospital,” he said.
To improving road transport within the four North Rift counties, Deputy President Ruto cited a number of roads that are currently under construction and will be complete by early next year.
“Kabieyet to Kaiboi road will be ready by March. The bypass in Eldoret-Rivatex, funded by the African Development Bank is underway. So, too, is a dual carriageway from the Eldoret International Airport to Eldoret town,” the Deputy President said.
On agriculture, the Deputy President said Sh4 billion has been set aside for buying maize from farmers while Sh3 billion will be use to subsidize fertilize to make it more affordable.
He added that with the help from the Government of Poland, 150 milk cooling plants will be constructed in Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, Elgeyo Marakwet and Nandi counties. The Deputy President said the Nitrogen plant in Eldoret and the Artificial Inseminator in Kitale has made AI services accessible and cheaper.
The Deputy President observed that fertiliser prices have also come down following President Kenyatta’s directive.
Governor Mandago said the National Government should help his county to pay Sh50 million for the IDP land in Timboro so that they are not evicted. He also called for the issuance of title deed to residents of Langas so that it ceases to be a slum.
Governor Khaemba invited the President to Trans Nzoia county to issue 46,000 title deeds while his Elgeyo-Marakwet counterpart Alex Tolgos appealed for the relocation of people living along the escarpment to guard against frequent landslides.
Nandi Governor Lagat said people in his county are eagerly waiting for the President to lay the foundation of Koitalel University as he promised.