Be patient and watch this space, Ruto says as he vows to change Kenya

Be patient and watch this space, Ruto says as he vows to change Kenya

President William Ruto speaking during a cabinet retreat in Naivasha, Nakuru County on February 19, 2024.

President William Ruto has reiterated his commitment to transform Kenya into an economic powerhouse.

During a cabinet retreat in Naivasha, Nakuru County on Monday, Ruto vowed not to relent in his ambition to make his tenure distinguished and remarkable in Kenya's history and improve livelihoods.

He further dismissed critics who oppose the stringent measures implemented by the government, arguing that he will not settle for "popular opinions" at the expense of stagnating development.

"We are where we are today because we have always made politically correct, convenient decisions. The transformation of a country requires men and women who can confront situations and look at what is right not what is popular or convenient," noted Ruto.

"I know some of us get discouraged, anxious because of [the] exigencies of moments. I want to tell you that we are going to take Kenya where we've always wanted Kenya to be."

The determined president urged Kenyans to remain patient with his government, promising milk and honey in the near future.

"I promised you that I will lead from the front and I will so that we can change Kenya. When I said that I am a man on a mission I meant it. We have to change Kenya," noted Ruto.

"If you had any doubt that Kenya is going to change I have to tell you that you just need to be patient and watch this space. Kenya is going to change."

He further urged Kenyans to remain patriotic, noting that it is disheartening to see Kenya being regarded as an economic green pasture by global players but being undermined by its citizens.

"Many people across the globe believe in Kenya let us not be the ones who do not believe in our country," he said.

Ruto's government has been a punching bag for many frustrated Kenyans who have opposed the tax increments implemented over the past year.

Among the most contested ones include the contentious Housing Levy which the government has termed the backbone of the Affordable Housing project, a key pillar in Ruto's manifesto.


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