President William Ruto has urged Azimio leader Raila Odinga to stop planning chaos and instead focus on preparing for the 2027 General election. The President confidently stated that he would defeat Raila once again, just as he did in the previous election. He emphasized that protests and demonstrations by the opposition will not change the fact that last year’s elections were conclusively determined, and he was legitimately declared as Kenya’s President.
During his visit to Kisii, Nyamira, and Migori counties, the President highlighted that institutions such as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the Supreme Court played their roles in determining the electoral matters. He further added that it is not the alleged whistleblower who decides who wins the election but the institutions that have been given the mandate.
President Ruto called on the opposition to stop their disruptive demonstrations and give him space to transform the country. He expressed his obligation to protect the rights of all Kenyans from any threat and the need to work towards the development agenda for the benefit of the people. He also stated his readiness to collaborate with all elected leaders, irrespective of their political affiliations.
During his speech at Kisii National Polytechnic, the President informed the public that the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) has received adequate funds for students. He disclosed that the Government is equipping Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutes (TVET) with computers to prepare them adequately for online job opportunities. Additionally, he noted that the government would hire an extra 2,000 TVET tutors to boost TVET institutions.
Furthermore, he inaugurated the Kisii Town Water Supply Project, Kegati Water Treatment Plant, which will enhance the supply of clean water that meets World Health Organization (WHO) standards in the county. Several roads were also upgraded to bitumen standard and performance-based routine maintenance to boost transportation in the area.
The President reiterated his commitment to transforming Kenya, creating job opportunities for the youth and empowering farmers to produce more food to eradicate hunger in the country. Governors, cabinet secretaries, and MPs accompanied him on this tour. Governor Simba Arati pledged to work with the President, despite being from a different political formation, to transform Gusiiland and the country as a whole.