- In Kisii County, he presided over the launch of a water supply and treatment plant and the opening of a computer laboratory.
- He commissioned the Kisii Town Water Supply Project, the Kegati Water Treatment Plant in Kisii County which will increase the capacity of the plant from 6,500 to 27,000 cubic meters per day.
President William Ruto on Thursday launched various development projects in the South Nyanza region.
Ruto is on a three-day development tour of Kisii, Nyamira and Migori counties.
In Kisii County, he presided over the launch of a water supply and treatment plant and the opening of a computer laboratory.
He commissioned the Kisii Town Water Supply Project, the Kegati Water Treatment Plant in Kisii County which will increase the capacity of the plant from 6,500 to 27,000 cubic meters per day.
He said the government is committed to expanding the water supply and sanitation system in Kisii to meet the needs of the people.
Ruto said the government has secured Sh500 million to connect Kisii County homes to clean water that meets the World Health Organization (WHO) standard.
He commissioned the upgrading to bitumen standard of the Gekano-Rigoma-Amabuko; Ngenyi-Manga-Motemumwamu; Gekano-Girango and Gekano-Muturmesi-Birongo roads.
He also officially opened Kisii National Polytechnic Digital Empowerment Centre, which will equip youth with the digital skills needed in the online job market.
In Nyamira, Ruto chaired the commissioning of road projects and the launch of an affordable housing programme.
Addressing residents, he said the national and Nyamira County governments will construct 10,000 affordable houses that will create jobs for the youth in Sironga.
He appealed to leaders across the political divide to work together to deliver services to the people, telling the Opposition to stop chaos and destruction of property.
"I have a duty to protect the rights of all Kenyans against all threats. I have an obligation to business owners in various parts of the country whose premises were looted and destroyed by protesters mobilized by reckless and irresponsible politicians," he said.
He was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Eliud Owalo (ICT), Ezekiel Machogu (Education) and Zachariah Njeru (Lands).
Others were Governors Simba Arati (Kisii) and Amos Nyaribo (Nyamira), MPs and MCAs among other leaders.