DP Ruto development drive in Nyamira County

DP William Ruto meets Nyamira County leaders on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. IMAGE/COURTESY

Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday, August 4, embarked on a new project in Nyanza, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s turf, valued at Ksh2 billion.

In a statement, the DP noted that the project would involve the upgrading of primary and secondary schools in Nyamira County.

He also disclosed that the project was a partnership between the government of Kenya and that of Kuwait.

“We are pleased that the Sh2 billion Government of Kenya/Kuwait upgrading of primary and secondary schools’ proposal has been concluded,” Ruto stated. 

“I met MPs, MCAs and other local leaders from Nyamira County; discussed development issues, mainly on the completion of roads, electricity connectivity and Technical Training Institutes in Karen, Nairobi County,” stated the DP.

He further noted that the management team had already been set up to oversee the project which would benefit the sub-counties of West Mugirango, North Mugirango, Kitutu Masaba and Borabu.

Education in Nyamira County has been ranked among the most lagging countrywide with numerous girls getting pregnant while in primary and high school.

The county is also considered among the most underdeveloped countrywide.

Ruto’s Nyamira tour comes barely a month since President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered his Cabinet Secretaries to take over the inspection of government projects across the country. 

President Kenyatta issued the directive during a virtual meeting with the CSs on Tuesday, July 7, who will now embark on developmental tours. 

The Head of State had delegated the duty to his deputy William Ruto in a speech where he gave life to the tanga tanga phrase. 

The DP was accused of using the opportunity to inspect government projects for political mileage. 

Uhuru warned his Cabinet against using the opportunity for selfish gains, saying there was no room for vices in his administration.