- He told Raila to give him more time to execute his electoral promises among them improving living standards., instead of dragging Kenyans to the streets.
- The president said he remains firmly committed to revolutionising the country through development but would not be bulldozed by protests.
President William Ruto on Thursday told off Azimio leader Raila Odinga and asked him to stop protests against his administration.
He told Raila to give him more time to execute his electoral promises among them improving living standards., instead of dragging Kenyans to the streets.
The president said he remains firmly committed to revolutionising the country through development but would not be bulldozed by protests.
He told Raila to act within the ambit of wisdom to give the development a chance.
"We only want to him to end his protests as we commit ourselves fully to developing this nation," stated Ruto.
He told the Azimio leader that the country was fast rallying to move forward and thus the need to allow those duly elected to undertake work for the sake of mwananchi.
Ruto laughed off the narrative of the whistle-blower being peddled by Raila that the polls were marred saying it lacks substance and is built on quick political sand.
"Let him give us a break, all we want is to change livelihoods. We want to give these youth jobs and Kenyans hope for a better life," stated Ruto.
The protests would only suffocate the efforts by his administration to push the nation forward.
The President made the remarks Thursday after commissioning the Sh2.5 billion water project in Kegati, Nyayo Chache, Kisii
The project was funded by the German Bank for Development (KFW).
The donor has since committed an additional Sh200m towards piping and connectivity
The government will inject Sh300 million more for the function.
The plant would supply water to thousands of residents within the Kisii Municipality.
Ruto spoke of plans to commission the construction of the Bonyunyu dam project once a new investor is found.
He said Sh15 billion is needed to complete the project.
The president said he was committed to ensuring that all infrastructural development projects within the country are completed.
"I am happy to report that we have gotten Sh10 billion which would help us do them," he said
Ruto flew in and landed at the Gusii Stadium to a warm welcome from the residents.
He later left for Nyamira to inspect various development projects and launch the affordable housing scheme.
In Kisii, the President said at least 2000 units will be done by his government.
The projects are part of the Kenya Kwanza government’s Bottom-Up Economic Transformation agenda.
In Nyamira, the president launched the upgrading of the 33.3 km Gekano-Rigoma-Amabuko Road.
Early the president visited Kisii Polytechnic, Ruto where he announced plans to recruit more TVET instructors.
At least 1300 would be recruited this year alone while 2000 will be recruited in the next fiscal year.
At the same time, Ruto said 5000 student-capacity hostels would be set up at the institute.
On the higher education loans board, the President said Treasury has already made allocations to the fund and asked the students to make applications.
At Kegati, Ruto was accompanied by leaders Education CS Ezekiel Machogu and Governor Simba Arati.
Others are former Kisii Governor James Ongwae and his former deputy, now CAS Foreign Affairs, Joash Maangi.
Former Woman Rep Janet Ongera also accompanied the president.
Arati requested the president to fund the expansion of the Kisii - Sotik Highway saying it will open the region for bigger business opportunities.
Ruto would Friday be hosted by Machogu at his Gesusu home for a homecoming event.