President William Ruto is on his five-day tour of the Mt Kenya Region which began on Saturday, August 5.
The head of state is set to launch several development projects in the region by the end of his tour on Wednesday, August 9.
While appearing on Inooro TV, on Sunday, August 7, the head of state gave an account of the projects he has commissioned and those he is yet to.
He highlighted his achievements since he took the seat of power noting that his aim is to change Kenya for the better.
The President talked about fulfilling the promises he made to the Mt. Kenya region and the country at large.
President Ruto’s Achievements
The Head of State mentioned the new education reforms, noting that students can now apply for scholarships.
He also noted that the Competency based curriculum is now falling into place.
Moreover, President Ruto said he has also managed to employ 56,000 teachers to curb the teacher-student-ratio.
When asked why he did not do what he his doing in terms of development when he served as the deputy president under Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime, President Ruto said Uhuru’s union with the opposition is the reason such projects did not come to life.
Likewise, the head of state stated that Kenyan is now growing its savings base so as to avoid borrowing from other countries.
He added that he is working to fully get rid of cartels in the Coffee and Tea sectors to allow farmers to earn more from their produce.
Dr. Ruto also talked of the fertilized subsidy that will allow farmers buy cheaply to foster farming and increase produce.
According to the Head of State, the move to reduce fertilizer prices will help lower the current cost of living.
Nonetheless, Ruto said his administration has reduced the budget from 1.1 trillion to about 700 billion that was to be borrowed to ease on the borrowing.
He added that for the first time in 10 years his administration has paid counties as opposed to the previous regime where the government owed counties.
President Ruto’s Schedule in Mt Kenya
Furthermore, the President’s Monday will begin by commissioning a road at Mukurwe-ini in Nyeri County.
Afterwards, Ruto will launch water projects in the neighboring Tetu and Othaya constituencies.
The head of state is expected to tour Nyeri town where he will open a bus park that Nyeri Governor Kahiga said would help in decongesting the town.
Likewise, he will unveil a new Kenya Co-operative Creameries facility in Kiganjo on Tuesday, August 8, then proceed to Sagana State Lodge for a meeting with Mt. Kenya Leaders.
According to a brief by State House, the Agenda of the meeting will include Agriculture, infrastructure, health, and education, among others.
Several leaders from Mt Kenya region are expected to attend the meeting including Governors, MPs, MCAs.
Nonetheless, the President’s development tour of the region will end on Wednesday, August 9 after opening a three-storied 175-bed capacity Naromoru Level four Hospital.
Thereafter he will launch the affordable housing project in Gichugu before landing in Thika where he is also expected to commission the Karimenu Dam Water Supply Project and launch affordable housing.