In his address to Kimilili residents at Amtalla stadium after attending another rally in Bumula constituency, President Uhuru Kenyatta lashed at the opposition for spreading malicious propaganda against his government, claiming they haven’t overseen any development.
He said as a government they have initiated many development projects in Western Kenya despite not getting many votes from the region and they also went ahead to consider leaders from the region in his cabinet portfolios by nominating Eugene Wamalwa and Professor Judy Wakhungu as Cabinet Secretaries.
The President said they have done their best to revive factories such as Rai Paper in Webuye as well as the sugar factories saying the opposition leaders in the NASA coalition held several positions in previous governments and did not perform any meaningful development that they can be remembered for.
“I would like to urge the people of Western Kenya to at least walk with us this time round to ensure we achieve more development projects that are ongoing and others that we have earmarked to start during our second term in office, kilometres,” he said.
Deputy President William Ruto said the Jubilee government has been able to raise the living standards of people across the country saying many residents have now been connected to electricity as compared to the year 2013 when they took over power.
He said the health sector has been improved as expectant mothers are delivering free of charge at government hospitals and also have been offered a one year window where they will be covered under the National Hospital Insurance Fund where they will be attending clinics.
The deputy president also disclosed that two kilometres of roads in Bungoma County are to be tarmacked which include the Musikoma-Buyofu-Mungachi road, Chwele- Lwakhakha and the Misikhu Brigadier road which is in collaboration with the Bungoma County government.
Other leaders who attended the rally include Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka, Bungoma County woman representative Dr. Reginalda Wanyonyi, Sirisia MP John Waluke, Kimilili Jubilee MP aspirant Didmus Wekesa and Kenya ambassador to Congo Dr. George Sirengo Masafu.