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Deputy President William Ruto asks Ukambani to ditch Nasa

Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday took campaigns to register new voters to Makueni County where he urged resident to ditch National Super Alliance (Nasa).

The Deputy President said available numbers of registered voters already favored Jubilee Party and therefore the party stood high chances of beating Nasa in the August 8 polls.

Mr Ruto said the Jubilee administration had undertaken mega development projects.

He hit out at the opposition claiming that its leaders lacked vision and had not even identified a presidential candidate.

Speaking at Kambu Town, the Deputy President chided Nasa leaders Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetang’ula and Musalia Mudavadi saying that they “have nothing to show for the many years they were in public service”.

Deputy President William Ruto inspecting the

Deputy President William Ruto inspecting the progress of Standard Gauge Railway project Mtito Andei town station, Makueni County on February 8, 2017. PHOTO | DPPS

Mr Ruto met local leaders meeting in Mtito Andei Town and later addressed residents at several rallies in the county.

He also assured residents that the government had not sidelined Ukambani.

“We have not sidelined the Kamba community,” said Mr Ruto in an apparent response to reported disquiet among locals following a delay in construction of the Kibwezi-Kitui

Road that President Uhuru Kenyatta commissioned in December last year.

Among the government projects that the Deputy President said Jubilee deserves credit for are the rural electrification and the Standard Gauge Railway.

“To continue enjoying these and more development, you need to register to vote and vote in President Uhuru Kenyatta in August,” he said.

He said the government would start distributing 10, 000 bags of assorted relief foods every month to hunger-stricken residents of Makueni county.

“As a long term measure to fight hunger in this region, however, the government is building Thwake Dam that will provide water for irrigation in Makueni, Kitui, and Machakos counties,” he said.

Civil work on the multi-billion shilling project at the confluence of Thwake and Athi rivers would start next month, he said.

The Deputy President was accompanied by Kenya Medical Training College chairman Philip Kaloki, Sports Kenya chairman Fred Muteti, and Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko.

Other leaders who accompanied Mr Ruto are Makueni Assembly Speaker Stephen Ngelu, and MPs Regina Ndambuki (Kilome), Rachael Nyamai (Kitui South), Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town), and Naomi Shaban (Taveta).

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