Uhuru, Ruto On A Four Day Campaign Tour Of The Coast

Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto during the launch of the Jubilee Party
Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto during the launch of the Jubilee Party

UhuRuto returned to the Coast on Wednesday and asked the residents to re-elect them in the up coming August poll.

Speaking in Lamu , the President promised free secondary education in public schools from January 2018.

“We want to ensure free education from Standard One to Form Four from January next year. The government has set aside Sh5 billion to refurbish secondary schools. From January no child will pay fees,” said the President.

Uhuru lifted the ban on night fishing in Lamu that was imposed at the height of insecurity in the border county because of Al-Shabaab attacks in 2011.

He further announced the lifting of a night curfew in parts of Lamu and other counties that were prone to Al-Shabaab attacks to allow Muslims to attend prayers during Ramadhan.

The President and his deputy also addressed rallies in Hola in Tana River County and Marereni in Kilifi County.

On Friday, they are expected to address more campaign rallies in Kilifi town and in Kwale County.

The Jubilee leaders listed their administration’s achievements in infrastructure, health, education, power supply, issuing of title deeds, the standard gauge railway and Lamu port.

President Kenyatta announced that construction of the Garsen-Witu-Lamu road, which he launched two months ago but which is yet to start, would be completed by the end of next year.

The President, who was visiting Lamu for the third time since his election in 2013, said his administration had fulfilled its promises to Coast residents.

The building of Lamu-Port South Sudan Transport (Lapsset) corridor was on and the first ship is expected to dock before end of next year, he said.

In Lamu, King Fahad Hospital got a Sh200 million facelift while Faza Hospital benefited from equipment, enabling it to conduct its first Caesarean section operation recently.

He dismissed claims that his administration had oppressed Muslims, saying five out of 22 Cabinet secretaries came from the community.


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