BY KORIR JUMA/DPPS,3RD FEB,2019-Deputy President William Ruto has expressed confidence that the Jubilee Party government will achieve the Big Four agenda by 2022, when the next general election is held.
The DP issued these remarks at Ndaragwa Anglican Church of Kenya on Sunday while maintaining that leaders should steer clear of succession politics.
He urged them to instead focus on service delivery.
“The Big Four agenda must be achieved because this is what we promised Kenyans during the campaign period,” he said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has centred his legacy around four areas – universal health coverage, food security, affordable housing and manufacturing.
Dr Ruto further said the Jubilee administration was keen on uniting Kenyans, noting division will derail the development agenda.
The Deputy President attended a funds drive after the service at that church.
He did not launch the much-anticipated Karago-ini Leshau water project in Ndaragwa constituency as expected.
The Sh80 million project that is set to benefit some 5,000 homes is at the centre of a funding controversy pitting Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia and Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni.
While Mr Kioni supports the national government, Governor Kimemia wants to launch the project.
However what was clears is that the deputy president did not wage into the controversy but challenged county commissioners to take up new roles to ensure the government’s projects are implemented.
“We need to have real-time accurate information on this,” he noted.
Leaders who were with the DP are Kimemia, his Laikipia counterpart Ndiritu Muriithi and woman representatives Faith Gitau (Nyandarua) and Rehab Mukami (Nyeri).