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Ruto In A Three Day Development Tour Of Kisumu, Homabay, Migori


Deputy President Dr. William Ruto on Monday kicked off his three day development tour Kisumu, Homabay and Migori where he is expected to meet various people from different sectors within the region.

During his first meeting with more than 1,000 youths on the Bottom- Up Economy Model at Susan Owiyo Arts Centre in Kisumu West, the Deputy President who is also vying for presidency promised the youths that if elected, his government will commit his efforts on projects that will create jobs.

“The most challenge in Kenya is unemployment that is why we had housing, manufacturing, Agroprocessing, Value Addition in the big four. With that am saying, God willing next year the first agenda, first budget we will commit the first 100 billion in programs and projects that would create jobs for our young people,” said Ruto.


Ruto says that his government also plans to prioritize on job creation following the growing number of jobless graduates

“When I talk of job, I don’t just mean a payslip, I mean everybody have an income, they are working somewhere and they can stand for themselves,” he added.

On his manifestos, the deputy president said that government must create an environment for doing business

“80 per cent of the businesses are carried out in micro, small and medium enterprise. We need to create the space for them to do the business be it market, equipment for fishermen and cold rooms for storage,” said Dr. Ruto.