Pres­i­dent launches Sh2.7 bil­lion tar­ma­ck­ing of 84km road

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Presidency -

Pres­i­dent Uhuru Kenyatta on Wed­nes­day launched the tar­ma­ck­ing of the Ka­matira-Chep­tongei Road in West Pokot county. He said the Ju­bilee gov­ern­ment is fo­cused on im­ple­ment­ing pro­jects to im­proves lives.

Speaking at Chep­kono shop­ping cen­tre, he said his ad­min­is­tra­tion will spend more than Sh2.7 bil­lion to tar­mack the 84km road that will link West Pokot and El­geyo Marak­wet coun­ties. “We are com­mit­ted to trans­form­ing the lives of Kenyans wher­ever they are in this repub­lic. That is why we are im­ple­ment­ing all th­ese pro­jects, rang­ing from water, roads and health to ed­u­ca­tion, agri­cul­ture, en­ergy and se­cu­rity,” Uhuru said.

He crit­i­cised the the op­po­si­tion , which he said is al­ways try­ing to slow down gov­ern­ment pro­jects with mis­placed ac­cu­sa­tions. Uhuru urged the op­po­si­tion to adopt is­sue and pol­icy-based com­pe­ti­tion, in­stead of con­cen­trat­ing on ped­dling false­hoods and pro­pa­ganda. “Kenyans are en­light­ened and will dis­cern facts from pro­pa­ganda. Some of the op­po­si­tion mem­bers were min­is­ters but they did lit­tle to im­prove roads in the coun­try. In only three years, we have built many roads across the coun­try,” he said.

Uhuru urged West Pokot res­i­dents not to be hood­winked into vot­ing for politi­cians out to use them to en­rich them­selves but care lit­tle about their wel­fare. Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto said the mo­men­tum the Ju­bilee gov­ern­ment has gained in im­ple­ment­ing pro­jects that have pos­i­tive im­pact on the lives of Kenyans will not be de­railed by the noise of peo­ple who do not have the in­ter­ests of the coun­try at heart.

Ruto said Kenyans will not gam­ble but will vote for the Ju­bilee Party, which is unit­ing the whole coun­try. Lead­ers, in­clud­ing Gover­nor Si­mon Kachapin, said they will sup­port the Ju­bilee ad­min­is­tra­tion.

/DPPS

De­vo­lu­tion Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary Mwangi Ki­un­juri, Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto and Pres­i­dent Uhuru Kenyatta in West Pokot on Wed­nes­day

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