•The county chief said that he supports Ruto's leadership as it brings development to the region.
•The ODM Governor commended the Head of State for bringing development to his county and the Western region
Kakamega Governor Fernandes Barasa has thrown his support behind President William Ruto.
Speaking in Kakamega on Wednesday, the county chief said that he supports Ruto's leadership as it brings development to the region.
"We will support the bottom-up economic model and because we want development, we want to assure you this time round we are going to support your leadership," Barasa said.
The ODM Governor commended the Head of State for bringing development to his county and the Western region
"I want to appreciate you and I want to make it clear that as Mulembe nation, we will support you mia kwa mia ( 100 per cent). Umetufungulia manyumba, mabarabara na yote ni kwa sababu unapenda kakamega county (You have opened for our houses, roads and it is because you love Kakamega county)," Barasa added.
He vowed to work with the President to bring development to Kakamega residents.
Ruto has been in the Western region for a five-day tour.
The President has launched various development projects in the former Western province counties of Bungoma, Busia, Kakamega and Vihiga.
Ruto earlier said that the change of conversation is the greatest transformation of our politics.
"The conversations we are having today in one voice is not about sharing positions, not about politics, but that which interests the people," he said
To walk the talk, the President has been having development talks with various leaders who are in opposition.
Ruto has repeatedly and publicly announced that he will work with leaders regardless of their political affiliations.