In Summary
  • Ruto reiterated in West Pokot County on Saturday that it is time to shun divisive politics and deliver.
  • The DP, who was nicknamed Rimon by the church leaders, urged residents in the North Rift to shun outdated practices such as cattle rustling, female genital mutilation and early marriage for transformation.

  • He said the government has pumped a lot of money into the county to help open it up and attract investors.
  • Governor Lonyangapuo asked the government to gazette Kacheliba and Sook as sub-counties and deploy more Kenya Police Reservists to areas prone to insecurity.

Deputy President (DP) William Ruto has asked leaders across the political divide to tone down on politics and start serving Kenyans.

He reiterated in West Pokot County on Saturday that it is time to shun divisive politics and deliver.

COUNTY IMAGE

“We finished doing politics last year. It is now time to embark on development. We don’t want leaders to engage in divisive politics,” Mr Ruto said during a funds drive in aid of Dini ya Roho Mafuta Pole Afrika Church.

Regarding the county, Mr Ruto called for unity among elected leaders.

“We must change the image of this county so that we can catch up with the time we wasted. The government will work all elected leaders in the county to help spur development,” he said.

OUTDATED PRACTICES

The DP, who was nicknamed Rimon by the church leaders, urged residents in the North Rift to shun outdated practices such as cattle rustling, female genital mutilation and early marriage for transformation.

While noting that peace must prevail for the region to develop, he said he was optimistic about the end of the cattle rustling menace.

“I urge leaders to continue preaching peace. I am happy about the relative peace that has been there for the last three years, he said.

The deputy president thanked the church for encouraging residents to enroll in schools, thereby reducing the level of illiteracy.

“I thank this church for embracing education and encouraging children to go school. Its only through education that we shall be able to develop this county,” he said.

ELECTRIFICATION

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