Deputy President William Ruto on Friday intensified his campaign in Western Kenya when he paid a visit to Kitale to check on the ongoing development projects.
He was greeted with a warm welcome as he opened the Trans-Nzoia County Stage Sacco at the Kitale market and Bus Terminus.
He later joined worshippers for a church function in Kitale in Trans-Nzoia County.
The several recent visits to the western region could be attributed to the newly found political union , between him and former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale.
The visit also comes at a time when DP Ruto remained adamant that he was not going to put to a stop to his visits to various parts of the country as it is his mandate to oversee development projects in the country.
Kitale and Trans- Nzoia County, in general, has remained neutral in terms of active politics having a governor and a senator from two different political alignments which ostensibly could be the reason why Ruto is campaigning there with the aim to woe all voters in the coming 2022 Presidential elections.
He also interacted residents of Transnzoia at the Town County Sacco.
On Friday also a hotel associated with Deputy President William Ruto said it would be unjust if forced to compensate a State agency for land on which it sits as that would amount to paying twice for the same property.
This was in a response to a suit by Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) which wanted Weston Hotel ordered to surrender the land along Nairobi’s Lang’ata Road after the National Land Commission (NLC) ruled the parcel was public land.
NLC had ordered Weston to compensate KCAA for the 0.773ha parcel, which is opposite Wilson Airport, but the hotel says it is aggrieved by the order arguing it bought the contested land legally and should not be paying for the same a second time.
In the court papers, Weston’s director Michael Nzile swore an affidavit on behalf of the hotel’s board of directors in which KCAA is accused of attempting to “unjustly enrich” itself.