We are focused on service delivery

Deputy President William Ruto has said the government is focused on service delivery.

Mr Ruto said the Jubilee administration is keen on fulfilling its pre-election pledges to Kenyans.

Deputy President William Ruto confers with Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter during a meet-the-people tour in Kericho County 17 February, 2016.

“We are focused in what we are doing. We are implementing what we promised Kenyans during the last election,” said Mr Ruto during a leaders’ meeting at the Kericho Tea Research Foundation Centre in Kericho County Wednesday.

MPs Benjamin Lagat (Ainamoi), Jackson Rop (Kipkelion West), Eric Keter (Belgut), Joseph Limo (Kipkelion East), Bernard Bett (Bureti), Justice Kemei (Sigoin/Sigowet), Hellen Chepkwony (Kericho) and Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony were present.

The leaders said the Jubilee administration has initiated various development projects in the area including improvement of roads, health facilities and provision of electricity.

“We are happy that the Jubilee administration is committed to implementing the development projects it promised Kenyans as in the case of connection of electricity,” said Mr Rop.

Transform lives

Mr Ruto told the leaders to ensure projects that transform the lives of the people are implemented.

The Deputy President said the plans to equip hospitals within the county would improve health standards.

Mr Ruto said Sh425 million and a further Sh380 million will be used to upgrade Kericho and Sigowet district hospitals respectively to referral hospitals to address the health needs of the people.

“We are delivering on the promises we made to Kenyans including free maternity facilities and affordable education for all children,” said Mr Ruto.

He said government is committed to infrastructure development to ease movement of goods and services across the country.

Mr Ruto said Kericho County would benefit from 150 kilometres of tarmac, including the Premier-Kabianga, Moluche-Olenguruone-Sibilwet and Litein-Kabianga roads.

“The Jubilee administration is committed to the transformation of people’s lives through the provision of health, energy and education services to all Kenyans,” said Mr Ruto. 

The more than 5,000 leaders included MPs, members of county assemblies, church elders and opinion leaders.