By Beth Nyaga
Deputy President Wlliam Ruto has said the Government will continue to emphasize on equality and equity in the provision of service to Kenyans.
He said it is in this regard that it has increased capitation in both secondary and primary schools and abolished payment of examination fees to level the ground in the provision of education in the country.
Addressing a public rally at Moi Kipsitet Girls secondary school, and at several other centres in Kericho County, Ruto added that all primary schools in the country would be connected to electricity by end of February.
“As jubilee, we are delivering on our election pledges and let no one mislead you that the Government has reneged on any of the commitments in our 2013 election manifesto,” said the Deputy President,
He said in Kericho County, only 30 schools were remaining to be connected to power out of 563 schools.
Ruto pointed out that the Government would provide medical equipment to the Kericho County Hospital at a cost of Ksh 420 million and the Sigowet Hospital at cost of Ksh 380 million.
“These hospitals will give services hitherto given by Kenyatta National Hospital and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital including dialysis, I.C.U. and cancer treatments,” he added.
Once again, Ruto warned residents of Kericho against gambling with their lives by making decisions that will throw them in the opposition and political cold.
“Some people think we are fools that we can abandon what we have in hand and go to the opposition.” I urge you to make wise decisions in the forthcoming Kericho senatorial by-elections by voting for the Jubilee candidate.”
The DP who was accompanied by Aaron Cheruiyot , the jubilee candidate in the March 7th. by election , Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum Charles Keter and local members of Parliament announced that construction work on the 67 kilometre Brooke-Kipkelion-Londiani road was nearing completion.
Other roads that he said would soon be completed to bitumen standards are Premier-Kabianga and Litein – Cheborge-Kibugat roads, and Kericho-Ainamoi-Thessalia roads.
“In Kericho alone we have done 152 kilometres of roads in three years that Jubilee has been in Government. This is unprecedented,” he added.
The DP held other rallies at Lelu in Kipkelion West Constituency, Seretut Primary School in Belgut constituency, Kiptere Secondary school in Soin Sigowet and at Cheborge market in Buret constituency besides Kapsoit market.