Deputy President William Ruto was jeered during the relaunch of East African Breweries plant in Kisumu on Wednesday.
Mr Ruto was forced to quickly give up the microphone. The crown continued to shout “we don’t want Ruto” when President Uhuru Kenyatta started giving his speech.
The President reopened the brewery that is expected to create jobs in the region.
The plant is expected to start its operations in two years with President Kenyatta saying the move signals rising confidence by investors in what his administration is doing to improvement business environment.
“We promised to revive all factories. That is what we are doing and we will continue to create an environment that will enable all collapsed industries open again,” he said.
The President and his Deputy had earlier addressed residents in Ahero and Kisumu bus park on their way to the plant without incidents.
Addressing a gathering near the main bus park in Kisumu town, President Kenyatta said elections were a single day’s event and urged Kenyans to maintain peace and avoid hate.
“Let us not burn our Country because of elections. If we do so, we shall have nowhere to go because this is our only home.
“I appeal for your votes but as democracy demands, you are free to vote for whoever you wish,” he said
Speaking earlier at Ahero junction where he commissioned the construction of Ahero-Kisii-Isebania road, the Head of State outlined Jubilee government’s development projects saying he was committed to improvement of all regions regardless of their political affiliation.
“Our plea is unity to foster development. We want to unite all Kenyans regardless of tribe, race and religion,” the President said.
The President and his deputy were accompanied by Energy Cabinet secretaries Charles Keter, Rachel Omamo, Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju, Karachuonyo MP James Rege and his Kiusmu Central counterpart Ken Obura.