Deputy President Dr.William Ruto has asked leaders to embrace teamwork and focus on addressing the development needs of Kenyans.
Dr.Ruto said leaders should work as a team in solving problems facing the people, saying Kenyans had said no to divisive politics based on tribal groupings.
He said Jubilee would continue to serve all Kenyans irrespective of political or ethnic persuasions.
Speaking at Nyamira Catholic Parish on Friday, the Deputy President said his tours across the country are to ensure no part of the nation is left behind in terms of development.
He said the Government was focused on the implementation of its development agenda including the Big Four agenda-manufacturing, housing, healthcare and food security.
Ruto said he has been touring all corners of the country with the permission of the President to ensure implementation of the Government’s development agenda.
“I am going to every part of the country to ensure no place is left behind in terms of development. That’s my commitment,” he said, adding: “We will serve all Kenyans irrespective of how they voted during the last general election.”
Present were MPs Vincent Kemosi (West Mugirango ), Silvanus Osoro (South Mugirango), Ben Momanyi (Borabu), Joash Nyamoko (North Mugirango), Eric Mushangi (Runyenjes), Jerusha Momanyi (Women Rep Nyamira), Mugambi Murwithania (Buuri), Innocent Obiri (Bobasi), Alpha Miruka (BomachogeChache) and Shadrack Mose (Kitutu-Masaba).
Ruto urged Kenyans to focus on building a harmonious, prosperous nation through hard work.
He said the Jubilee administration has achieved laudable milestones that previously looked impossible, citing improvement of infrastructure, health, connection of electricity and education among others.
Ruto said when Jubilee took over the leadership of the country in 2013, there were only 15,000 households connected to electricity in Nyamira County, noting that the number now stood at 42,000.
He said Sh 500 million has been set aside to connect another 15,000 households to electricity under the last mile connectivity programme.
The Deputy President laid a foundation stone for a Technical Training Institute, opened CDF office in Mungirango West, and addressed Christians from 15 SDA churches in Borabu before addressing wananchi at Nyamagwa secondary school in Bobasi, Kisii County.
The MPs from Nyamira and Kisii Counties pledged their support for the Deputy President.
They said Dr.Ruto was focused on matters of development, adding that they would rally their people to support him in 2022.
“Whatever roadblocks they put on the way, that’s none of our business. We are with Kenyans and our focus is to serve them,” said Mr.Osoro.
“Some people can’t tell us to respect the President while on the other hand, they tell us to disrespect the Deputy President. That can’t happen,” he added.
Mr.Momanyi said leaders would support the Government’s development initiatives in the area, saying Kenyans had faith in the leadership of Dr.Ruto come 2022.
“We want to confirm to you that we are ready to support you despite our political backgrounds so as to be part of the next government,” said Mr.Momanyi.
He added: “Our resolve to work with the Deputy President is because we appreciate development efforts that Jubilee is initiating for our people.”
Mr.Kemosi who was elected on Ford-K ticket said he has resolved to work with the Deputy President because he was committed to address challenges facing Kenyans.
“We will work with the Deputy President on this path of development and our support for him come 2022 is firm,” said Kemosi.
The Kitutu-Masaba MP said the Abagusii community would support leaders who are focused on development in 2022, noting that days for empty rhetoric were long gone.
On his part, the Runyenjes MP said those opposed to church donations were not keen to serve the Lord or help spread his Word.
“I have done some research and found out that those opposed to church donations never go to churches,” said Mr. Muchangi.
The Deputy President, at the same time, asked politicians opposed to church contributions to keep off such issues, saying they were not well versed with the Bible and the work of Christians.
“I am not ashamed of standing with the church. I am a Christian,” said Dr.Ruto.
Nyamira Women Representative said leaders who opposed donations to the church were not from a Christian upbringing.
“It is because the Deputy President is a Christian and understands why he supports the Church, God will continue to bless him,” said Ms.Momanyi.