As the political battle intensifies ahead of the general election, Deputy president William Ruto has criticized the opposition team under the NASA coalition saying it has no tangible agenda for the people of Kenya.
In his address to Kapsokwony residents in Mt Elgon Sub County after launching a street lighting project at the market, the deputy president Ruto said some of the top leaders in NASA had very high positions with the previous government and did not deliver any development to the residents.
He cautioned the residents against being lured to vote for the opposition in the forth coming general election saying as Jubilee government, they’ve been able to start up different projects that have been of benefit to the residents and given another term they will perform more.
“I have been informed that there are several villages that have not yet been connected to electricity yet and today I have brought Kshs 7.5 million to ensure they are connected and to also have the whole of Kapsokwony market connected with street lights,” said Deputy President Ruto.
He said the project at the market is aimed at helping business people extend their working hours to improve the economy of the country saying previously they had been closing business early for fear of being attacked by robbers but now the issue has been sorted out.
The deputy president further disclosed that after his previous visit where he accompanied the president in the region they promised to ensure they finish up the construction of Kapsokwony-Kopsiro-Cheptais-Chebkube saying he will instruct the contractor to be on site.
Hon. Ruto also reminded the residents to ensure expectant mothers to deliver in hospitals since the Jubilee government has been able to cater for all the costs in public hospitals an issue that was not there previously.
Accompanying him was the Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa who called upon the residents to support the Jubilee government since it has demonstrated in the past four years that it is the government that transforms people’s lives to be better.
Bungoma County governor Ken Lusaka also took the opportunity to thank the people of Mt Elgon Sub County for supporting his government saying he will tarmac roads at the market to ease communication.
Political aspirants including Fred Kapondi, Harry Kimtai, Evans Chemwotei and Women Representative hopeful Maria Nato urged the residents to vote for the Jubilee government in the forthcoming general election.