Deputy President William Ruto today toured Kajiado County where he led the Kenya Kwanza County Economic Forum. Amidst cheers from attendees, the president gave a roadmap for development in Kajiado County.
The Deputy President sat and listened to the people of Kajiado for three hours. The UDA leader has recently been traversing several counties, holding economic forums to collect views from residents in line with his party’s bottom-up approach. These meetings are expected to culminate in comprehensive economic charters that will be signed between Kenya Kwanza and counties.
In Kajiado, residents raised issues related primarily to livestock farming. The Deputy President appreciated that the people of Kajiado are experiencing challenges with the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC). He promised to make KMC more accessible for local farmers in Kajiado so that they can access markets for their meat products.
Ruto also emphasized on the ideology of bottom-up economy where citizens are involved and empowered to build the economy. He said that citizens had a role in providing diagnosis and solutions for the problems they are facing.
In the Kajiado Bottom-Up Economic Forum, the Deputy President was accompanied by several Kenya Kwanza leaders including his running mate Rigathi Gachagua, ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi, and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula among others.
The leaders later attended political rallies in Taita Taveta County.