During the presidential debate at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Deputy President William Ruto said that the handshake equation and BBI made it impossible to move forward with the Big 4 plan. William Ruto also said that Kenya's national debt is a problem because the country spent more than it could afford. Ruto also said that Sh2.2 trillion was borrowed by the Jubilee government during its first term in office. He did say, though, that Uhuru's government borrowed Sh4.2 trillion during his second term.
William Ruto, who is the Vice President, also said that the trend of continuing to borrow is worrying. The DP said that he would slow down the rate of borrowing if he were elected president. Also, Vice President William Ruto said that President Uhuru Kenyatta's government had spent a lot of money on projects that weren't in the budget. The DP then went on to say that Uhuru Kenyatta's Uhuru Garden Museum project was not in the budget. DP Ruto also said that the Uhuru Garden Museum cost Ksh15 billion.
"My government will slow down and get rid of projects that were not planned for." For example, the Uhuru Garden Museum was not planned for, but Ksh15B has already been spent on it. In total, Ksh 100B has been spent that wasn't planned for. " William Ruto, the DP, said.
The Deputy President, William Ruto, further evaded the question on the details of the SGR tender. William Ruto, who is the vice president, dodged the question by saying that those are details for Cabinet meetings. He said that he couldn't talk about what was going on in the cabinet.
"I never ran for office. This is the first time I have been one, and the buck will stop with me. I can't tell you what we talked about in the cabinet. In cabinet, I have taken very firm stands. " William Ruto, who is the vice president, said.
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