Government set to build 5000 houses in Bungoma

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Deputy President William Ruto (centre) revealed the government will set up 5,000 houses in Bungoma
Deputy President William Ruto (centre) revealed the government will set up 5,000 houses in Bungoma

Deputy President William Ruto has revealed that plans are underway to build five thousand houses in Bungoma County under one of the targets in the Big Four Agenda. In his address to Kimilili residents during the homecoming ceremony of area MP Didmus Wekesa Barasa at St. Luke’s Kimilili Boys High School, Deputy President Ruto said the government has set aside funds to cater for the same saying youths should take advantage of that so that to get job opportunities. He said a minimum of five youths will be given an opportunity for the construction of every house and called upon the Bungoma County government to avail land for the same project.

He said the political season elapsed and it is their prerogative as the government to make sure that they deliver on the promises they made during the campaigns. Area MP Didmus Barasa asserted his support to the DP Ruto in the next general elections saying he has proved to be an able leader who will take the country to the next level. He thanked the people of Kimilili for having believed in him and gave him an opportunity to be their leader saying he will work closely with them.

The event was also graced by several Members of Parliament who castigated ODM party secretary general Edwin Sifuna for having referred to Ford Kenya party as a ‘slay queen’ saying it was out of order. However, Hamisi MP Charles Gimose promised a tough fight for the funds saying they will be proceeding to court over the same. Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi and Soy MP Caleb Kositany wondered why a party with massive following from Bukusu land could be referred to in such a manner saying it is time to change their political course.

Jubilee MPs including Emmanuel Wangwe of Navakholo, Malulu Injendi of Malava, Bernard Shinali of Ikolomani and Sirisia’s John Waluke called upon residents from Western Kenya to change the course and support Jubilee government. Ford Kenya deputy party leader Bonny Khalwale said he has decided to work with Deputy president William Ruto not because he is seeking for a job opportunity but for the benefit of the Luhya community saying it is evident where the next government will be.