Ju­bilee ‘not bi­ased’ in set­ting up projects

‘We ini­ti­ate projects in all coun­ties, ir­re­spec­tive of their vote pat­tern’

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Western - SHABAN MAKOKHA @she­ba­maks

Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto has dis­missed claims Ju­bilee is bi­ased in re­source dis­tri­bu­tion.

He said the na­tional gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to serv­ing all Kenyans.

“We have not iso­lated re­gions that did not vote for Ju­bilee. That is why we are set­ting up projects in all the coun­ties, ir­re­spec­tive of their vote pat­tern,” Ruto said.

He said the days when devel­op­ment was based on who voted for who or tribal af­fil­i­a­tions were long gone and he and Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta are com­mit­ted to bring­ing all Kenyans to­gether.

Ruto spoke in Lung’anyiro, Matungu con­stituency, Kakamega, on Sat- ur­day. He presided over a funds drive for women’s groups from the con­stituency. The DP said the na­tional gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to unifying all Kenyans.

Ruto said the gov­ern­ment is im­prov­ing roads in Kakamega to en­able farm­ers to take their farm pro­duce to the mar­ket with ease. “We have ren­o­vated the Kisumu–Kakamega road, only the fly­over to Kakamega town re­mains. We are also re­pair­ing the Kakamega–We­buye road,” he said.

The DP said the Butere–Si­gala­gala road will be com­plete in three to four months. Ruto said the gov­ern­ment had set aside Sh720 mil­lion for the Kakamega County Re­fer­ral Hospi­tal. “Our in­ten­tion is to en­sure the peo­ple of Kakamega don’t have to travel to the Moi Teach­ing and Re­fer­ral Hospi­tal or KNH seek­ing spe­cialised treat­ment,” he said.


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