President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua continued their accusations against ODM leader Raila Odinga, arguing that he has no authority to judge government activities at this time.
Speaking in Kericho where he attended a thanksgiving church service, the head of state accused Odinga and retired president Uhuru Kenyatta of running down the economy and bringing the country to its knees.
President william ruto accompanied by his deputy Rigathi Gachagua and a host to local leaders allied to Kenya Kwanza made their way to the Kericho green stadium for a thanksgiving church service.
Their visit coming amidst an intensified campaign by Azimio leader Raila Odinga to have Ruto fulfill his campaign pledges. The Azimio leader who led a meeting with bunge la mwananchi talked about the increased prices since Ruto came in authority.
President and his deputy accused Raila Odinga of what he termed as pretense in his attempts to keep his regime in check, arguing that his government is working to undo the misrule of the president Kenyatta regime.
“You (Raila) abandoned your duty to oversight the jubilee government and now you are complaining high prices of food. You allowed thieves to steal public funds that is why we are here today as a country,” mr Gachagua said.
The two however exceeded confidence in implementing the development as captured in their manifesto including addressing the unemployment issue in the country.
The head of state rallied he youth to register in circles and cooperatives to enable them to benefit from the hustler’s fund which he said it will be launched on the first of December
“I want you to organize yourselves in groups, SACCO’s and cooperatives so that you can easily access the hustler fund, once its implementation starts. My obligation will be to source for these funds and it is up to you to play your part. I have set up a special ministry that will be rolling out this program,” Dr Ruto said.
He also talked about the tea mechanization plucking that caused massive layoffs in tea estates also came to a fall with the president vowing to look into the matter to revive tea farming in the country.
The head of state also assured Kenyans of inclusive development adding that no region will be discriminated in implementing government project to ensure a tremendous growth in the economy.
By Marion Wafula