By PSCU/Christine Muchira
Massive crowds thronged various centres in Nandi and Uasin Gishu Counties to welcome President Uhuru Kenyatta who began a three day tour to launch and inspect development projects in the North Rift region.
The President who launched road projects in Nandi and Uasin Gishu Counties said his Government is action oriented unlike his opponents who continue peddling lies and propaganda without any concrete agenda for the country.
At the various centers where the President launched projects, multitudes of people gathered at shopping centres as early as 8.00 a.m waiting for the Head of State.
Thousands of people jammed rallies addressed by the President and Deputy President William Ruto at Sironoi, Got Ne Tala near Maraba, Kesses, and Kapkatembu.
When the President and the DP arrived at Kesses close to 6.00 p.m. the multitudes erupted thunderously cheering and chanting Jubilee slogans.
The President thereafter launched Kesses Market-Moi University street lighting and the upgrading of Cheptiret-Kesses-Lessos, Hamaki-Nandi Hills and Cheptiret-Moi University roads to bitumen standards.
Addressing wananchi, President Kenyatta urged Kenyans to unite and live peaceful even as the country prepares for the forthcoming general elections.
He said the Jubilee Government has a clear agenda of developing the country and it would not be derailed by those making unnecessary noise.
“We have our plans to develop this country we are not people who waste time,” he said.
He said in the last three years the government has launched the construction of 6000 km road projects as compared to the 10,000 km undertaken since independence.
“Jubilee has a plan and that plan is being implemented by constructing roads, connecting households to electricity and providing water services to all,” said the President.
The President further said when Jubilee Government took the reigns of power it discovered that the costs of road construction was very high going at Ksh 100 million per kilometre and that cost has now reduced to Ksh 40 million per kilometre.
He said unlike the opposition whose only quest is to gain power and share seats amongst themselves, the Jubilee Government is working hard to achieve its agenda of an all-inclusive economic growth.
The President said the new roads are expected to boost productivity and enable the residents of Rift valley to generate wealth and thereby improve the country’s economy.
“With the new roads whose construction we are launching, farmers would be able to easily transport their farm produce to the market without any challenges,” said the President.
He said the socio-economic development and subsequent economic growth of any nation is strongly linked to its transport infrastructure.
He pointed out that lack of adequate transport systems is one of the major factors hampering development in many rural areas and that was why his government has embarked on the implementation of various infrastructural projects.
By a show of hands the multitudes vowed to continue the Jubilee Government so as to finish its agenda of developing the country.
Deputy President Ruto and Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago assured the President of the support of the Rift Valley residents.
They challenged local leaders who are wavering to make up their minds or else they will face the wrath of wananchi.
Kapsaret MP Oscar Sudi clarified to wananchi that he had not defected to KANU and that he will lead campaigns to ensure Jubilee Government is voted overwhelmingly by the Rift Valley residents.