CAMPAIGNS HOTS UP

Ruto takes donation drive to Kalonzo's Mwingi turf

Wiper leader had welcomed the DP to answer on his source of wealth

In Summary
  • Ruto issued Sh3 million to women, boda boda and taxi groups in Mwingi central.
  • "The money being given all over is now being used to bribe Kenyans after it was stolen from different firms," Kalonzo said.

Kalonzo Musyoka in Kisovo, Mwingi
CAMPAIGNS HOTS UP: Kalonzo Musyoka in Kisovo, Mwingi
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The former vice president, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday held rallies at Mwingi town.

Kalonzo, who was speaking in Kisovo area of Mwingi West subcounty told residents to ignore being muddled by the confusion brought about by Ruto’s UDA wave.

The Wiper party leader had welcomed the DP to tour his region before insisting that he has to answer where he gets the money which he donates across the country.

He added that everyone knows the salaries of every government official.

Kalonzo insisted that for the time the DP has been in office, the country’s economy has been crippled. Companies like Kenya Power and Lighting Cooperation have been financially crippled following leaders’ massive looting.

"The money being given all over is now being used to bribe Kenyans after it was stolen from different firms. Following the loot, electricity bills have gone up and this has chased away investors," he added.

Kalonzo, while selling his manifesto said education will be free from nursery schools up to secondary level.

He also said the tax is so high and if reduced by 50 per cent Kenyans would not depend on handouts as currently witnessed in the country.

Kalonzo spoke in Kisovo market while attending a school fee fund drive.

The Wiper Party Leader was accompanied by Kitui Women Representative, Irene Kasalu, Mwingi West MP, Charles Nguna, Mwingi North MP and Paul Nzengu.

DP Ruto greeting locals in Mwingi town
BOTTOM-UP ECONOMY: DP Ruto greeting locals in Mwingi town
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A few hours later, the Deputy President held a rally for the first time in Mwingi town.

Ruto said improving the country’s economy through his bottom-up economy will put the country in a position to secure employment for the youths.

"Our priority is to secure employment for the youths who have since indulged in drug abuse and crime while others have fallen into depression," he added.

The DP insisted that, unlike OKA principals, he is not after securing government positions but bettering the economy of the country, as well as empowering the persons undertaking micro, small and medium enterprises.

"We will commit Sh50 billion annually to enable small businesses to operate without financial constraints," he said.

Ruto issued Sh3 million to women, boda boda and taxi groups in Mwingi central.

He also addressed water shortages in Mwingi town stating it will be acted on soon.

In attendance were, UDA party chair, Johnson Muthama, Kitui East MP, Nimrod Mbai, Machakos town MP Victor Munyaka, county assembly members and aspirants.

(Edited by Bilha Makokha)

DP William Ruto in Mwingi town on Saturday
RUTO IN MWINGI DP William Ruto in Mwingi town on Saturday
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Mwingi residents during Ruto's rally in the town
RUTO IN MWINGI Mwingi residents during Ruto's rally in the town
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Kitui East MP, Nimrod Mbai
RUTO IN MWINGI Kitui East MP, Nimrod Mbai
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Victor Munyaka, Machakos MP
RUTO IN MWINGI Victor Munyaka, Machakos MP
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Kalonzo Musyoka together with other Wiper leaders in Kisovo,Mwingi west
KALONZO ,RUTO IN MWINGI Kalonzo Musyoka together with other Wiper leaders in Kisovo,Mwingi west
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Kalonzo warned locals on being deceived by DP Ruto
KALONZO,RUTO IN MWINGI Kalonzo warned locals on being deceived by DP Ruto
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