Deputy president William Ruto continued with his tour to popularise the bottom-up economic development model at coastal region with a visit to Rabai Constituency, Kilifi County where he met aspirants from Kilifi County before addressing a crowd on Monday.
Whereas Ruto's speech to the residents was marked with applause and ululations from the residents, the second in command had to answer a bold woman who did not shy away from telling him the truth on spot as he boasted on the achievements of Jubilee government's projects in the area.
Ruto was telling the residents how, despite the region largely voting for ODM in the last election, he has managed to do more development in the area than any other presidential aspirants.
He said that through the Jubilee government, he has managed to develop roads that were in poor condition and that he is planning to do more.
It was however his statement over the connectivity of electricity in the area that attracted the attention of a bold woman who was standing in front of the dias as he made his speech.
Ruto said that he has been directly involved in the connection of electricity to the area residents and that he has visited the area over the same.
"Mambo ya stima ilikuwa duni sana. Mimi nimekuja hadi kijijini hii kuangalia mambo ya stima, ni kweli si kweli? (Connection of electricity was the worse in the area. Personally, I came to this village to oversee the connectivity, true or false?)," Ruto asked as crowd shouted back in approval.
Ruto said that from 20, 000 households that had been connected electricity, they have now managed to connection over 190, 000 households in a bid to ensure that every household have access to power.
"Mama hapa anasema hajapata na najua wengi hapa hawajapata, (A woman here is saying she has not received(the connectivity) and I know many here have not," Ruto told the crowd after a bold woman interrupted his speech, as the crowd started murmuring for unknown reasons.
The DP went ahead to explain that the program is still ongoing and they will ensure that every household is connected to electricity.
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