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President Ruto urges leaders to unite, stop divisive politics

President William Ruto

President William Ruto has asked leaders to unite rather than divide the country.

He said it was retrogressive for some politicians to further division and chaos in the society.

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“We must think as a nation. We can differ without harming our country,” he said.

He noted that he was willing to listen to diverse views that will enrich and take Kenya forward.

He was speaking on Sunday in Busia Stadium, Busia County, during an inter-faith thanksgiving service.

President Ruto said leaders must endeavour to work together because “elections are over”.

“It is time to uplift the underprivileged,” he reiterated.

He said the Housing Programme will transform the country through the creation of thousands of job opportunities.

“It is our business to make the youth earn a living.”

He committed to change the County’s fortunes by reviving its agriculture.

He regretted that the area is among the poorest in Kenya yet with huge economic potential.

“We have a plan; we will add value to agriculture and shed off middlemen so that farming is made profitable,” said the President.

Border towns, such as Malaba and Busia, he explained, will also have their infrastructure upgraded to ease traffic flow and accelerate cross-border commerce.

Governor Paul Otuoma pledged to work with the Government in making better the lives of the people of Busia.

“We must turn Busia into the gateway of East Africa. That is how we will tackle poverty in our country,” he observed.

He called on the Government to step in and help restructure Boda Boda business to rid it of shylocks that are choking the sector.

The Busia Governor, who declared his support for President Ruto, asked the Opposition to retreat and play a productive role in developing Kenya.

“Let us put our energy in driving the economic growth of our country,” he argued.

Cabinet Secretaries Ababu Namwamba, Moses Kuria, Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka, several Principal Secretaries, MPs and MCAs were present.

Former Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, former Attorney General Amos Wako, former Westlands MP Fred Gumo and former Busia Woman Representative Florence Mutua were also in the function.

They all rallied behind the Government.

“President Ruto won fair and square. The Opposition should stop its theatrics,” said Mr Gumo.

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