Jubilee committed to spur equality in the country says Deputy President

Deputy president William Ruto has said that the Jubilee coalition is committed to bringing equality among the people throughout the country.

While talking at Bomet town on Friday after commissioning street lights which was one of the development projects he commissioned during the visit to the region, the DP said the government was providing electricity to all and sundry in the country so that ‘hustlers and the rich’ were equal in terms of access to electricity as well as other essential services which the government was also providing to her people.

“In Silibwet I switched on power to Joana Mutai and Mama Ester’s family who live in grass thatched house but she can now access power like the deputy president of the republic of Kenya. We are working towards building an equal society as the Jubilee administration.” He said.

He added that the government had connected 640 schools to the national grid up from 320 when Jubilee came to power.

“There are only 24 schools that are yet to be connected but I have instructed the Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter to ensure that the schools are connected within the next one month.” He pointed out and noted that the lighting of the streets of Bomet town was to enable people of the region to engage more in economic activities for longer hours and improve their lot out of poverty.

Earlier the deputy president had commissioned the beginning of tarmacking of Silibwet-Olengurone road which will be part of 122km road network that the government had contracted a Chinese firm to construct in the current financial year. The road will connect Bomet and Nakuru counties and will also see the tarmacking of Pombo-Mauche-Sururu roads in Nakuru County.

Other roads that will be built include Chebole-Transmara and Merigi- Chemaner roads in Bomet County which the DP said will be started in the next four months. While others that connect Tengecha and Cheptalal and that of Changoi will be constructed in Kericho County.

The DP also declared that Bomet University construction will continue despite opposition from some leaders from the region saying that it was absurd for some people to wait until decision for good things to come to the region then start fighting and opposing such developments from reaching the common people who do not have any other option.

“I cannot comprehend why a leader in the 21st century can oppose the construction of a university in favor of a dumpsite.” The DP said in a veiled reference to the area Governor Mr. Isaac Ruto who has for a long time opposed the construction of a constituent college of Moi University in Bomet town.

A high court ruling favored the university over the county government last month and construction of the constituent college started later last month. Further, wrangles could have seen more than Sh. 800 million allocated so far for its construction being reverted back to the treasury on 30th June this year for lack of utilization.

“We have the government now and we should use our opportunity to build our country economically and in terms of development.” He noted.

He attacked CORD leaders saying they did not know where they were going as a coalition and urged people of the region to stay in Jubilee coalition for it had a good manifesto that it was continuing to implement for the benefit of the people in the country.

“Many people are leaving the opposition to join the ruling coalition. Why should the people of Bomet be misled to decamp to the opposition?”  He posed urging the people of Bomet to stay put and enjoy being close to the government of the day.

The DP was accompanied by South Rift region leaders including Deputy Speaker of National Assembly and Sotik MP Joyce Laboso, Senators Wilfred Lesan and Liz Chelule, Bomet Woman Rep. Mrs. Cecilia Ng’etich, MPs Ronald Tonui (Bomet Central), Paul Bii (Chepalungu), Sammy Koech (Konoin) and Bernard Bett (Bomet East) among other leaders and Kenya Power and Lighting Company top officials led by the MD Mr. Ben Chumo.