'I will repay the Big Four Agenda debt,' DP Ruto says in Kisii tour

'I will repay the Big Four Agenda debt,' DP Ruto says in Kisii tour

DP William Ruto addressing residents of Kitutu Chache South in Kisii County on December 8, 2021. PHOTO | DPPS

  • The DP vowed that his government would prioritize settling promises made by the Jubilee party in 2013 and 2017 in their Big Four Agenda but that were unfulfilled.
  • He went ahead to blame his rival ODM leader Raila Odinga saying the Big Four Agenda crumbled following his interference in Jubilee party affairs.

Deputy President William Ruto has vowed to settle the debts promised by the ruling Jubilee Party government if he ascends to power in the 2022 General Elections.

DP Ruto was speaking to residents of Kitutu Chache South in Kisii County on Wednesday where he pitched camp for his hustler movement campaigns.

The DP vowed that his government would prioritize settling promises made by the Jubilee party in 2013 and 2017 in their Big Four Agenda but that were unfulfilled.

“Mimi na Uhuru Kenyatta tuliwambia tutapanga ajira ya hawa vijana, tutapanga Universal Health Coverage, tutapanga mambo ya kilimo. Na kwa sababu hiyo kazi haijafika mahali tulikuwa tunataka, waswahili wanasema ahadi ni deni, na dawa yake ni kuilipa,” he said.

“Deni ya Big Four ambayo mimi na Uhuru Kenyatta tuliwapatia ya mambo ya ajira ya vijana, Universal Health Coverage na mambo ya kilimo…mimi William Ruto kwa sababu ndiyo nilipanga na Uhuru, hiyo deni niko tayari kuilipa.”

The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party boss went ahead to blame his rival ODM leader Raila Odinga saying the Big Four Agenda crumbled following his interference in Jubilee party affairs.

“Hiyo Big Four ilipata matatizo kwa sababu marafiki zetu wengine walikuja wakatuambia Big Four si priority…wakatuambia ati kwanza twende tubadishe katiba, pia wakatuletea reggae mingi," said Ruto.

The DP further explained how he would incorporate the Big Four in his bottom-up economic model to ensure that the said promise is fulfilled.

“Mwaka ujao priority number one, tutaweka pesa billion mia moja kwa mambo ya housing, agro-processing, value addition and manufacturing vile tulikuwa tumepanga kwa ndani ya Big Four ili tuweze kupanga ajira ya hawa vijana wetu wa Kenya,” Ruto explained.

Ruto's Kisii County tour saw him traverse Tambacha Kitutu, Nyaribari Chache, Nyanturago stadium, Nyaribari Masaba, Bobasi, Nyamache Green stadium and Itibo market. 

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