[PHOTOS] Ruto leads Kenya Kwanza campaigns in Bungoma, Trans Nzoia

Ruto pledged to support farmers to increase their productivity.

In Summary

•The DP used the rally to sell his bottom-up economic agenda and to urge residents to back his presidential bid.

•"It is our role to raise farmers' capacity and increase their returns whereby there is more to sell in the market and more money in the pocket of farmers to spend which will boost other businesses," Ruto said.

Deputy President William Ruto at a campaign rally in Mt Elgon.
Deputy President William Ruto at a campaign rally in Mt Elgon.
Image: DPPS

United Democratic Alliance presidential candidate William Ruto on Tuesday pitched tents in Bungoma and Trans Nzoia counties for a series of rallies.

The DP used the rally to sell his bottom-up economic agenda and to urge residents to back his presidential bid.

William Ruto adressing his suporters in Kaptama, Mt Elgon Constituency, in Bungoma.
William Ruto adressing his suporters in Kaptama, Mt Elgon Constituency, in Bungoma.
Image: DPPS

In his address, the DP said his government will prioritise farmers and ensure the costs of farm inputs are affordable.

"It is our role to raise farmers' capacity and increase their returns whereby there is more to sell in the market and more money in the pocket of farmers to spend which will boost other businesses," Ruto said.

Supporters of Kenya Kwanza at Kaptama ,Mt Elgon, Bungoma County
Supporters of Kenya Kwanza at Kaptama ,Mt Elgon, Bungoma County
Image: DPPS
Kenya Kwanza Suporters ,in Kaptuma ,Mt Elgon Constituency, Bungoma county
Kenya Kwanza Suporters ,in Kaptuma ,Mt Elgon Constituency, Bungoma county
Image: DPPRS

In attendance were Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula, Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, Trans Nzoia governor Patrick Khaemba, MPs Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini) Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), Majimbo Kalasinga (Kabuchai),  Charles Kanyi Jaguar(Starehe), Cate Warurguru (Laikipia County), Fred Kapondi (Mt Elgon), Catherine Wambilianga (Bungoma) among other leaders.

Kenya Kwanza Supporters , in Kaptama ,Mt Elgon Constituency, Bungoma County.
Kenya Kwanza Supporters , in Kaptama ,Mt Elgon Constituency, Bungoma County.
Image: DPPRS

While in Trans Nzoia, the country's maize basket, Ruto pledged to ensure farmers are supported to improve their productivity.

"It will be our role as Kenya Kwanza Government to grow small enterprises as well empower maize farmers in Kitalale and Kiptenden of Trans-Nzoia as they form the basis of our progressive Bottom-Up Economic Plan that seeks to drive our growth."

Kenya ,Kwanza Suporters , in Kaptama ,Mt Elgon Constituency, Bungoma County.
Kenya ,Kwanza Suporters , in Kaptama ,Mt Elgon Constituency, Bungoma County.
Image: DPPRS
William Ruto addressing his supporters in a campaign rally in Kaptama , Mt Elgon Constituency, Bungoma County.
William Ruto addressing his supporters in a campaign rally in Kaptama , Mt Elgon Constituency, Bungoma County.
Image: DPPRS
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