President William Ruto yesterday promised to transform the country’s economy and shape his legacy. He outlined major achievements he in the eight months he has been in office.
Addressing the nation during the Madaraka Day celebrations held in Moi Stadium in Embu County, the President noted that the concerns raised by Kenyans more especially the opposition side over the high cost of living are awakening him.
He promised to liberate Kenyans from reliance on transport that depends petroleum whose prices are rising rapidly. He said that transport is the major factor affecting the cost of living. He announced that they are rolling out an electric vehicle public transport system that will lower the cost of transport.
“We have to liberate Kenyans from reliance on transport that depends on petroleum. For this reason, we are rolling out an electric vehicle public transport system that will bring down the cost of transport significantly,” President Ruto announced.
The President said that they will introduce more efficient, affordable and clean vehicles to transform the boda boda industry. He assured Kenyans that with this intervention, owning and operating bodaboda will become affordable and profitable.
He also acknowledged that a healthy nation is a happy nation and therefore, promised that the government will reform the National Health Insurance Fund to meet the urgent needs of Kenyans. He committed to deliver universal health coverage that enables every Kenyan to access quality healthcare services at a low cost.
Still on health, he announced that the national and county government will collaborate to recruit community healthy promoters throughout the country who will visit Kenyans in their home for healthcare services.
The president also launched the second slot of hustler fund loans, revisited the government’s housing programme, promised to better the education sector, digitize government information and take public services online to bolster governance. He also gave the government’s plan on national productivity, trade among other areas.
By Matildah Obaigwa