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William Ruto Criticizes One Of President Uhuru's Key Projects During His Manifesto Launch

President Uhuru during launch of Ruiru gun assembly factory. Photo Courtesy

Deputy President William Ruto has taken a swipe at one of President Uhuru's keynote projects. During his manifesto launch which is currently underway in Kasarani, William Ruto said Kenya should never have started the gun assembly factory in Ruiru. The factory was a brainchild of President Uhuru Kenyatta and was supervised by CS Fred Matiangi.

Ruto said that it costed the government Sh 4 billion to set up the factory. With the factory employing 100 jobs, Ruto noted that we used Sh 40 million to create one job. He also took a swipe at Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu for starting KICOTEC which employs 600 women and special interest groups. Ruto said that each job at KICOTEC was created at a cost of Sh 480,000.

While the numbers Ruto mentioned are not wrong, he omitted key details. For example, while the Ruiru factory has 100 employees, the guns made there bring in billions to the government in terms of revenue. KICOTEC might be employing 600 people but it is benefitting thousands of others and bringing millions in revenue. Charity Ngilu was lauded by international organizations during COVID-19 when KICOTEC made sure the country had enough masks and PPEs.

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