MIGORI, Kenya Mar 25 – President William Ruto has asked Azimio la Umoja One Kenya leader Raila Odinga to stop undermining his administration.
President Ruto said his Government has fixed its eyes firmly on taking the country to the right track.
He said the Government would not be distracted by demonstrations being spearheaded by Mr Odinga.
President Ruto wondered why Mr Odinga was opposed to his leadership, yet he campaigned and supported him in 2007.
Speaking at Uriri grounds during the homecoming ceremony for the area MP Mark Nyamita, President Ruto told the Opposition leader to respect the will of Kenyans.
“I want to send you people here to Raila Odinga and ask him why he is disrupting my administration,” posed the President.
He added:” Our campaigns in 2007 made Raila Odinga Prime minister. I was even taken to the Hague because of him and ODM. James Orengo wasn’t taken to the Hague. Raila wasn’t taken to the Hague. I was.”
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Musalia Mudavadi, National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichungwa, CSs Eliud Owalo (ICT), Ezekiel Machogu (Education), CASs Evans Kidero, Nicholas Gumbo, Fred Outa and former Migori governor Okoth Obado were present.
Others were MPs Marwa Kitayama (Kuria East), Mathias Robi (Kuria West), Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Mark Nyamita (Uriri), Japeth Nyakundi (Kitutu Chache North), Elisha Odhiambo ( Gem), David Ochieng (Ugenya), Felix Oduor alias Jalango (Langata), Paul Abuor (Rongo), Sylvanus Osoro (South Mugirango) and former MP Dalmas Otieno.
The Head of State, at the same time, assured Kenyans that no part of the country will be left behind in terms of development.
“Even though you didn’t vote for me, the government I lead will develop all parts of Kenya. I won’t allow anyone to lead the people of this region in the opposite direction,” said President Ruto.
The President said he will work with all leaders willing to work with his administration, saying it was time to work for the people and not leaders.
President Ruto said Sh 3 billion has been set aside for Gogo power plant to increase its capacity from 2 to 8 megawatts.
He added that out of 1,300 tutors who will soon be recruited nationally, 20 will be posted to Uriri TVET, noting that 100 computers have already been delivered to the institution.
The President pledged that the Stella-Sibuoche-Gogo-Oyani Road, a key network in Uriri Constituency, will be built and completed in 18 months
Mr Gachagua said Nyanza is a big resource and they have to be given an opportunity to contribute to national development.
He asked Luo leaders to reject individuals who were keen to lock them out of Government to achieve their selfish ends.
“In President Ruto’s time in office, he will bring Nyanza region into national affairs.We don’t want you to talk of marginalization, yet some individuals do not want you to support the Government of the day, ” said Mr Gachagua.
Mr Mudavadi told the people of Nyanza that no one will reverse the election of Dr Ruto as the President of Kenya until 2027.
He told them to dismantle the walls of segregation and be free to work with other Kenyans.
“We can’t be a Government that discriminates against any Kenyan. We are, therefore, here because Uriri is in Kenya,” said Mr. Mudavadi.
The MPs said they have resolved to work with the Government for the sake of development.
“We have made a choice to work with the Government to develop Uriri Constituency. We won’t waste our time with demonstrations,” said MP Nyamita.
Mr. Ochieng said the biggest success of President Ruto is the national agenda.
“You don’t demonstrate when it rains; you go to work in the shamba,” said Mr. Ochieng.
Earlier, the President launched the construction of Taranganya-Ntimaru-Nyamtiro-One stop Border Post-Senta- Kengonga in Kuria East and Motemorabu-Suba Kuria-Nyangonga ( Kuria West ).
Others were Stella-Sibuoche-Gogo-Oyarii (Uriri) and Nyarach-Nyabum-Oboke- Rangwe (Rongo).