I will continue implementing projects as promised to Kenyans, Deputy President William Ruto has said.
The DP instead asked his political nemesis Raila Odinga to stop criticizing the Government from within, urging him (Raila) to decide whether he was in Government or inthe Opposition.
“You cannot claim to be with us (Government) while at the same time claim this Government has not done anything,” said Dr Ruto.
Ruto cited infrastructure, electricity and education programmes as some of the development initiatives the Government has improved since 2013.
“The Government led by President Uhuru Kenyatta has done a lot. Kenyans are smart, no one can lie to them. What we want now is a bottom up approach of our economic model, said Dr Ruto, ” said Ruto.
Addressing Nyandarua residents, the DP said that the second phase of Jubilee Government which was mainly to focus on the Big Four Agenda had been affected by the BBI process.
He asked Kenyans not to panic over incomplete programmes, saying they will be completed.
“I assure you that the programmes that we began with President Kenyatta will not stall.”
The Service Party (TSP) leader Mwangi Kiunjuri while backing Ruto’s presidential candidature said all indicators were the BBI will be passed irrespective of the majority wish and urged Dr Ruto to focus on 2022 elections.
The former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary said he was privy to the training and mobilization of agents who were pro BBI to oversee the entire process.
Mr Kiunjuri said it was insincere of the President to go against his earlier promise of supporting the Deputy President once his term expires.
Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria said Mt Kenya region will not be in a vacuum once President Kenyatta’s period lapses.
Kuria further lashed out at Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia for misleading the Mt Kenya region on developmental issues.
Mr Kimemia is the chair of Mt Kenya Governors caucus.