Government sets aside kshs 1.4 B for last mile program


Deputy president, William Samoei Ruto has said the government has set aside a total of Kshs 1.4 Billion for the last mile program of electricity distribution/connectivity countrywide.

Ruto said the project will facilitate government objective of connecting hundred percent of Kenyan households by 2020 thereby achieving the universal access thus requested customers to exercise patience as this work is being done progressively.

Speaking in a church function at St Francis of Asisi Cheptarit catholic church in Chesumei constituency Nandi county during a fund drive in aid  of  expansion of the church, Ruto who was accompanied with the cabinet secretary for lands Faridah Karoney among other dignitaries, cited that the jubilee government is working hard to change lives of many Kenyans through  implementation of the jubilee big Four Agenda.

He cited that a total of 20,000 house holds in Nandi had been connected with electricity initially but to date 55,000 house holds have got it citing that another 20,000 people will benefit from the second and Third phase of the last mile which will kick off very soon that is in Two weeks time.

Concerning the cash transfer program which targets the needy people in the society, Ruto said the program will incorporate the orphans, disable and the old which will benefit from it including the universal health care.

He said the government is targeting that by 2022, every house hold in Kenya will have a National Health Insurance Fund cover(NHIF) as a health insurance.

Finally on politics the Deputy president told off politicians who propagate lies that the jubilee government didn’t win elections to put their cheeky politics aside confirming to them that they won elections hundred percent.

He urged leaders to unite together citing that the unity of Kenyans is built on the foundation of honesty, integrity and the truth of what the people have done.