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Ruto promises to end protracted land disputes in Kwale

Ruto said he will ensure squatters own land.

In Summary

•Ruto said he will improve the region's health standards so that the people can get affordable and quality healthcare services.

•He said he also plans to increase electricity connectivity for Kwale residents as a way of promoting businesses and living standards.

Kenya Kwanza flagbearer William Ruto with Kwale County Alliance allied leaders on Tuesday, May 24, 202
Kenya Kwanza flagbearer William Ruto with Kwale County Alliance allied leaders on Tuesday, May 24, 202
Image: Shaban Omar

Deputy President William has promised to ensure squatters own land if elected president in the August 9, polls.

Ruto said his government will purchase land that shall be used to resettle squatters.

"We will set aside special funds to buy land from absentee landlords owning huge parcels so that locals can stop living like squatters," he said.

Ruto said he wants to form an inclusive government that understands the interest of common citizens.

The DP said he is determined to end the suffering of ordinary people and improve their lives.

Ruto said he will spearhead agricultural activities and water projects at the coast to address issues of food insecurity and boost livelihoods as well as the economy.

The DP said he has the best innovative ideas for job creation through housing, agro-processing, manufacturing and value addition.

Ruto said his government will allocate sh100 billion to facilitate the creation of more job opportunities.

He said the Kenya Kwanza government aims at empowering the jobless youth and helping them become resilient to poverty and socioeconomic hardships.

Ruto said he will fast-track the implementation of the Special Economic Zone project bordering Mombasa and Kwale counties to spur investments and employment slots.

"Our second agenda is to deal with those who snailed the Dongo Kundu Special Economic Zone to broaden jobs and business activities to completely quell poverty," he said.

The DP promised Kwale residents to set up more technical colleges for youth to acquire technical job skills and good education.

Ruto said he will improve the region's health standards so that people can get affordable and quality healthcare services.

He said he also plans to increase electricity connectivity for Kwale residents as a way of promoting businesses and living standards.

Ruto said he has done a lot as a Deputy adding that more beneficial projects are in the pipeline if he becomes president.

He told the coast people to reject ODM leader Raila Odinga claiming he has no agenda for Kenyans.

Ruto boasted that he initiated plenty of development projects which he can show whereas Raila has none.

Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi said Ruto was the solution to the protracted land disputes.

Kingi said Ruto will help the Coast people recover all the grabbed lands.

"The coastal land issues will be solved no matter what because we have the solution and policies," he said.

Kingi ridiculed the idea of Azimio promising Mombasa governor Hassan Joho land Cabinet Secretary position.

He said the land wrangles won't be solved by employing the Coast political leaders in the land ministry but with better policies.

Kingi said with Ruto the land problems will be resolved permanently.

Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya said the handshake paralysed Kwale's development.

He said it has stalled the implementation of the Shimoni port.

"We were to launch the Shimoni port project in April but Raila through handshake took the money to Kisumu," he said.

Mvurya said he supports Ruto because he has viable agendas and respects the law.

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