Deputy President William Ruto has reiterated that leaders in the country must engage in politics that is only anchored on development.
“We must fine-tune our way of doing politics. No politics can succeed unless it is embedded with the empowerment of the people,” DP Ruto said on Saturday during the launch of the Thangatha Dam in Tigania East Constituency, Meru County.
The dam, with a capacity of 50,000-cubic metres, is expected to be completed after six months and will cost Sh39 million.
“This is the kind of work Kenyans expect from their leaders. We are glad the foundation laid by Jubilee Party in 2013 to end the old-fashioned politics is gradually being embraced,” said Ruto.
While observing that Kenya had moved from the old days when development projects would be launched in regions based on their political inclinations, the DP said that the State would help miraa and tea farmers in Meru to add value to their produces so as to increase job opportunities and boost income.
Ruto was in the company were Water Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui, Cabinet Secretary for the Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Margaret Kobia, Senate Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki, MPs John Paul Mwirigi (Igembe South), Katherine Murungi (Imenti South), Rahim Dawood (North Imenti), Gichunge Kabeabea (Tigania East), John Mutunga (Tigania West) and Charity Kathambi Chepkwony (Njoro).
Kithure, who is also the Tharaka Nithi Senator, said the Deputy President’s hunger for a more transformed Kenya was testimony enough that he is the best presidential choice in 2022 General Election.
“If it is for better roads, universal healthcare, extensive power connections in Kenya, affordable and quality education for all, among others, then our choice to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta is Mr Ruto,” said Dawood, a statement that was echoed by his Njoro, Imenti South and Imenti North counterparts.
Mutunga pointed out he will rally his constituents and the people of the larger Meru to support Ruto’s presidential quest.