Deputy President William Ruto has come under intense criticism for launching an electricity connection to a structure that is not suitable to house human beings.
Ruto was on a tour of Narok County on Wednesday and witnessed the connection of the homesteads of Mzee Pesi and Mzee Kiok in Sekenani, Narok West. The project is part of the Jubilee Government’s Last Mile Connectivity Program.
Witnessed the connection of the homesteads of Mzee Kiok and Mzee Pesi to the power grid under the Last Mile Connectivity Programme at Sekenani, Narok West, Narok County. pic.twitter.com/b6NdUiYhpP
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) October 23, 2019
According to the DP, electricity connection improves the quality of life and closes the disparities between rural and urban communities.
“Electricity changes the quality of life in a home for everyone in the family. It brings light, connectivity and convenience. Above all, it closes the disparities between urban and rural communities,” Ruto said on his Twitter handle.
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However, the state of the houses that were connected to the national grid has raised more questions than answers. Netizens believe the inhabitants need conducive housing more than they need power.
— 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐡 𝐊𝐢𝐩𝐜𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐚 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐲 🗨 (@Cornely_Ronoh) October 24, 2019
Netizens have stormed social media to criticize Ruto’s priorities. A section of Kenyans believe the money he is using to on power connections could upgrade the housing.
— Kibra Finest #KOTLoyals (@KibraFinest) October 24, 2019
Ruto has severally called out Raila Odinga as the Lord of Poverty, but in giving electricity to people who don’t have the access to the most basic human needs, is he becoming the new lord of poverty?
On Wednesday night, COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli maintained his stand that Ruto will not be the next President.
— Tariq Al-fayeed (@VenomousM) October 24, 2019
More people have joined the Atwoli bandwagon after the latest development.