– The deputy president said he will not stop launching new projects across the country
– Ruto argued the projects were meant to help Kenyans thus there was a need to have many of them launched
– President Uhuru issued a directive that no new projects should be launched until old ones were completed
Deputy President William Ruto has said he will not stop launching new projects across the country despite a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta stopping such activities.
Uhuru issued a directive freezing all new development projects until all old ones are completed.
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However, Ruto who was speaking in Kilifi during a funds drive said the projects were there to be launched and contribute to the country’s growth.
“You remember we came here with President Uhuru Kenyatta and launched the Mavueni-Marikani-Kaloleni road, which I believe is now ready and even being used,” said Ruto.
“We will not stop from delivering to Kenyans what they ask. I heard there’s an issue on the Mtwapa road, it’s too congested, and we shall build a dual bridge to ease traffic,” he promised.
Ruto also used the chance to slam his critics who he said have taken to recording his trips to the coastal region for political reasons saying he would not stop.
“I know some keep on counting and keeping records of how many times I have been in this region, if you think by doing so you’re pleasing your gods and be paid well, go on and keep more records,” he said.
“But always remember I have nobody to ask for permission whenever I want to visit any place in this country, I am the DP, and I was elected to serve my people,” remarked Ruto.
Some of the ODM rebel MPs who accompanied the DP to the function assured him of their support in his 2022 presidential bid.
Kaloleni MP Paul Katana and his Kilifi North counterpart Owen Baya called upon coast residents to reward the DP for what he has been doing for them by supporting his 2022 dream.
“If Raila Odinga our party leader in ODM jumped over the walls that ODM had built not to associate with any Jubilee leader, and shook hands with President Uhuru Kenyatta, why not us as MPs here? Open up your eyes and let’s support the DP for presidency,” said Katana.
Story by Onesmus Baraka, TUKO Correspondent
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