Deputy President William Ruto was today in Migori and was given a warm reception upon arrival. The DP visited Migori days after his political rival Gideon Moi visited the neighboring Homa Bay county which the deputy President also visited.
While in Homa bay, Ruto promised 20 million to Tom Mboya Level IV Hospital in Rusinga Island. He said th money will be used to upgrade infrastructure and buy an ambulance.
“The equipping of hospitals and expansion of facilities is meant to improve access to health services to communities, cut travel cost and huge bills to access Medicare. Keeping the population healthy will ensure a productive workforce,” Said Ruto.
William Ruto had later went to Migori and Commissioned the Masara – Suna- Kehancha and Awendo- Mariwa – Oyani roads, Nyabisawa, Migori County, totalling 67.5 kilometres.
“High quality roads facilitate trade; open up areas for investment; ease transportation of goods, people; enhance access to services and job opportunities and are a critical component of achieving the Big Four,” said Ruto after commissioning the road.
Ruto’s visit to Migori was welcomed by residents who turned up in large numbers to welcome the Deputy President.
“We want those trying to bring politics into the development agenda to stop it,” said John Odera, a resident from Migori.
“We are happy that the DP is coming to visit us. We are happy because the road that he will be coming to commission will help us,’ he added.
Kenyans on twitter also had a say on the Deputy Presidents visit in Migori with many seemingly wowed by the DPs ability to pull a mammoth crowd even after legislators from ODM boycotted his events.
Here are some of the reactions:
Local mps snubbed DP RUTO’s tour of Migori County. Wait for them in a press conference castigating him (William Ruto) for touring their home turf…. pic.twitter.com/Or7Owcow78
— Elijah Okemwa (@elijah1334) November 5, 2018
— Team William RUTO (@TeamWiliamRuto) November 5, 2018
What parameters do u use to compare a sitting deputy president and a Perrenial election loser? Ruto is discharging his mandate na sasa ni Kazi tu… Time for politics will come. Migori county Ilichanuka bro.
— Joshua Thirinja (@ThirinjaJoshua) November 5, 2018
Sometimes it’s hard to admit but it seems that @WilliamsRuto‘s Presidency is unstoppable. This is the truth and it’s time Kenyans learn to live with this fact just like like we are doing with 8% VAT and Chines debt. This is Migori County pic.twitter.com/ZKkPOQbJuU
— Dan Kasina (@Dannkasina) November 5, 2018
If only this would translate to votes.
Team tanga tanga would have been formidable force, but again this is just a 2018 crowd, it will reduce slowly and by 2022,@WilliamsRuto wont be allowed in #Migori #county at all. pic.twitter.com/1U7spqyZv4
— Were were 🇰🇪 (@Anacletwaa) November 5, 2018