DP Ruto pledges to address high cost of living as he woos Machakos County
Deputy President William Ruto has pledged to address the high cost of living if he assumes power come the August General Elections.
Speaking during a tour of Athi River and Mlolongo in Machakos County on Wednesday, the DP promised that his Kenya Kwanza political outfit would uplift the downtrodden and create a conducive environment for business if elected.
“Ile serikali tutaunda mwaka huu ni ile ya kuweka pesa kwa mfuko ya mwananchi wa kawaida. Ndio tunasema tunaweka Ksh.100 billion kupanga ajira ya hawa vijana ndio kiła kijana awe na pesa mfukoni asijisimamie na asimamie familia yake,” said DP Ruto.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, on his part, stated: “Tunataka tulenge uchumi ili maisha ya Wakenya iwe tofauti, tunataka ajira zipatikane. Ingawa tunafurahishwa na mabarabara na zile bypass, madeni yaliyochukuliwa yatakosa kuweka pesa mfukoni mwa wakenya.”
Ford Kenya party chief Moses Wetangula echoed DP Ruto and Mudavadi saying: “As Kenya Kwanza, we stand for a united big happy family called Kenya.”
While hitting out at their opponents in the Azimio faction, the Kenya Kwanza leaders challenged the government to address the ever-rising cost of living.
“Bei ya unga imepanda, bei ya maziwa imepanda, mafuta imepanda, na hakuna dawa ingine; mpaka tuweke pesa kwa kilimo tusaidie mkulima azalishe chakula kingi zaidi ndio tupunguze gharama ya maisha na tuwe na uwezo wa kuhakikisha kila Mkenya anajisimamia,” said DP Ruto.
At the same time, they called on Machakos residents to turn up in large numbers and grant them a decisive win come August as they dismissed their Azimio rivals as lacking in people-centred ideas.
The DP also exuded confidence in clinching the top seat as he rubbished claims that his team would be denied victory.
“Wale mimi nashindana na wao ati wanasema kwa sababu wameona tumewashinda kwa sera na akili, ati wanatembeza propaganda wakisema Ruto akishinda kura, ati atanyanganywa. Yaani nyinyi mkioniona, niko na sura ya kunyanganywa kura? Hiyo ni ndoto ya mchana!” Ruto stated.
Mudavadi called for free and fair elections as he urged their competitors to accept the outcome of elections.
“Tunataka uchaguzi wa haki na tunataka uchaguzi ambao Wakenya wakitoa uamuzi hakuna atakaye enda kortini aseme haukuwa wa hallali,” Mudavadi noted.
The Kenya Kwanza team is set to move Tana River County on Thursday.
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