CCM party leader Isaac Ruto and Deputy President William Ruto were in Nakuru County yesterday to sell their respective party policies and manifestos to the electorate ahead of the August general elections.
Isaac Ruto pitched camp at Rongai, Kuresoi and Njoro sub counties while The Deputy President was in Naivasha sub county, a distance of about 70 kilometres from where Isaac held a public rally at Mauche trading centre in Njoro Sub county where he had gone to open a CCM party office.
Isaac Ruto urged the electorate to join his CCM party and also urged more aspirants to vie for various elective posts through the party.
Isaac Ruto faulted the government’s move to deploy military in the North Rift regions.
Governor Ruto also said the government needed to emphasize more on development of the region to create adequate jobs for the unemployed youth.
According to Ruto, most youth in Pokot and Baringo counties are uneducated and ends up being influenced by retrogressive cultures such as cattle rustling.
The region has in the recent past been experiencing insecurity following attacks by the Pokot Bandits.
“The government should allocate enough resources to develop the region and empower the common mwananchi instead of sending armed forces to harass our children and other vulnerable citizens,” said the governor.
He further slammed the ruling coalition of misappropriation of funds by allocating huge sums of country’s revenue to mega projects that do not impact directly to the life of the citizens.
According to the governor, the huge funds channeled towards the construction of the standard gauge railway should have been used to construct and improve the state of the roads in the counties.