Moving Madaraka to counties uniting Kenyans – DP William Ruto
Deputy President, William Ruto, has lauded President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to have Madaraka Day celebrations held at counties, terming it a ‘clever move of celebrating our diversity and uniting Kenyans’.
Mr. Ruto, who was speaking during the 53rd Madaraka Day at Kibiruini Stadium in Nyeri, said that holding national functions at county level helps constituents of a particular area feel a sense of belonging that is vital for being patriotic and leaving together in harmony, for the betterment of a country.
“I want to thank you, President Uhuru Kenyatta, for coming up with this brilliant idea. Nyeri people are happy that the whole country is following proceedings here, they feel that Kenya is one,” said Mr. Ruto.
On matters politics, Ruto remained adamant that the Jubilee administration has delivered to Kenyans, despite the high cost of living since they ascended power and the high prices of basic commodities like maize flour and sugar.
“On this Madaraka Day, I am proud of where we are as a country because of the strides we have made. Today, more than 1.2 million women have delivered safely in modern hospitals, 1.4 million students do not pay exam fees and 6 million Kenyans have been connected to electricity,” added Ruto, who is banking on the support of Mount Kenya region to take over from President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.