Deputy President William Ruto has called upon youths in Bungoma County to take advantage of the several technical and vocational training institutes to acquire skills. In his address to Bungoma County residents after touring Kimilili constituency, the Deputy President said as a government they have heavily invested in the institutions by providing equipment and proper infrastructure for conducive learning. He disclosed that they are also paying a percentage of the fee required in the institutions for those who are enrolling saying as a country the future is bright as the skilled labor will be needed in various sectors.
However, the Deputy President cautioned school administrators against sending away students to collect money for lunch saying the government has paid capitation for free secondary education and no child should be denied education on the basis of that. He insisted that it’s time for development to be realized in the country, saying they have earmarked the construction of Maeni-Kapsokwony road and Naitiri-Misikhu road.
Legislators present led by area MP Didmus Barasa applauded the good relationship with the current national leadership saying it has led to development at the grass root level. He vowed to continue funding more development projects in his constituency. Bumula MP Mwambu Mabonga said those who say the Deputy President is against Luhya unity are hypocrites, citing the Kibra by election, where the Deputy President has fronted McDonald Mariga, but the ANC candidate, Eliud Owalo, is not from the community. Sirisia MP John Waluke accused ODM leader Rails Odinga of derailing development in the country saying after the handshake, projects are on hold.