Information, Communications & the Digital Economy CS Eliud Owalo has urged Nyanza residents to work closely with the Kenya Kwanza government to ensure a transformation of the local economy.
Owalo said several development projects are earmarked by the government to be undertaken in the Nyanza region.
The CS said the 2022 Election is now water under the bridge and added it was high time political leaders in the Nyanza region concentrated on development.
“A number of Cabinet Secretaries will launch projects in the Nyanza region from next week and I urge you to welcome them”, he said.
Owalo noted that the launch of the projects was a sign that President Ruto’s administration does not want to leave Nyanza behind in development.
He said some of the projects include road construction, rural electrification programmes, fishing, housing and mining among others.
“President Ruto has repeatedly said he will not discriminate against any community when undertaking development. It’s important for Nyanza people to cooperate with the government for efficient implementation of the projects,” Owalo said.
Speaking on Saturday during the burial of Monica Atieno, a sister to former Lake Basin Development Authority Chairman Odoyo Owidi, Owalo told residents to focus on working with Dr Ruto because he is globally recognized as Kenya’s president.
He told residents to be wary of politicians who do not support the development because it is spearheaded by the Kenya Kwanza regime.
Owalo said President Ruto has opened his doors to work with all political leaders in the Nyanza region and added it is important for them to take advantage of the opportunity to cooperate with the government.
“The government of President Ruto is ready to transform lives of
Nyanza residents regardless of political affiliations,” Owalo said.
The CS was accompanied by Owidi, Nuclear Regulatory Authority chairman
Omondi Anyanga, former Kisumu Senator Fred Outa and former Rangwe MP Martin Ogindo.
Anyanga said the 2022 general election was concluded and people should now focus on development.
He said Ruto had been declared the winner and his victory upheld by the Supreme Court and therefore there is no vacuum in the presidency.
He told Nyanza residents to avoid leaders who discourage them from co-operating with the government.
On his part, Owidi asked Nyanza residents to avoid people who deceive
them that there were electoral malpractices in the 2022 presidential elections.
He argued that lamentations about the last presidential election were retrogressive politics.
“IEBC declared the winner of the presidential election. Let nobody cheat Nyanza residents that there was any election rigging,” Owidi said.
Outa urged Nyanza residents to adopt a paradigm shift in politics by joining President Ruto’s UDA party.
He said they were starting UDA membership recruitment in the region.
“I am going to meet over 5000 delegates in Kisumu to start registering UDA members. Let us join UDA,” Outa said.
Ogindo said joining UDA will enable them to have a share in the government.
He argued that Nyanza people have played opposition politics for long without benefit.
“We have educated our children who need jobs in government. Let’s support the government so that we access these opportunities,” he said.