Ojaa­mong, Mvurya join DP

Bu­sia gover­nor be­longs to ODM. Mvurya ditched the party for JP

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics - FELIX OLICK @olick­fe­lix

Bu­sia Gover­nor Sospeter Ojaa­mong and his Kwale coun­ter­part Salim Mvurya are among top lead­ers who have ac­com­pa­nied Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto to Paris, France.

Ojaa­mong is an ODM gover­nor and a close ally of op­po­si­tion chief Raila Odinga. Mvurya, also an ODM gover­nor, has switched camp and will de­fend his seat on the Ju­bilee Party ticket.

Ikolo­mani MP Bernard Shi­nali is also part of Ruto’s team. Ruto flew to France for the third edi­tion of Kenya Week at the United Na­tions Ed­u­ca­tional, Sci­en­tific and Cul­tural Or­gan­i­sa­tion head­quar­ters on Mon­day.

The DP later an­nounced that the French De­vel­op­ment Agency has agreed to fund the Mwache Wa­ter and San­i­ta­tion Pro­ject in Kwale county for Sh13.2 billion.

Mvurya, who faces a tough re­elec- tion cam­paign, could use the lat­est good­ies to as­sure his con­stituents his de­fec­tion to the rul­ing party was strate­gic.

Ruto said AFD will also bol­ster the Last Mile Con­nec­tiv­ity pro­gramme. The pro­gramme seeks to in­crease the num­ber of trans­form­ers across the coun­try and en­sure that all house­holds near ev­ery trans­former are con­nected to the grid.

Ruto also said Unesco will work with Kenya in the fight against dop­ing, which has threat­ened to un­der­mine the coun­try’s sports, es­pe­cially ath­let­ics.

“Unesco will train train­ers who will as­sist in erad­i­cat­ing the vice,”he said. Ruto urged French in­vestors to ex­plore in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in Kenya in ar­eas such as en­ergy and in­fra­struc­ture.



Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto and Kenyan gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials at a meet­ing with the French-Eastern Busi­ness Coun­cil in Paris, France

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