Ruto speaks after Uhuru ban on public gatherings

Friday, March 12th, 2021 17:46 |

Deputy President William Ruto has suspended his public engagements until further notice following the ban on political gatherings by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday.

In a tweet, Ruto said: "The Covid19 infection rates have become a serious source of concern making it necessary for GoK to take remedial measures to manage and contain the pandemic. With the President's announcement of containment measures, I forthwith suspend all public engagement until further notice."

The DP presided over the empowerment of more than 6,000 Boda Boda operators from Budalang’i Constituency, Busia County on Friday.

"We are combining efforts with stakeholders and development partners to draw a roadmap that sustainably nurtures entrepreneurship and innovation in our country. With the right support environment, small businesses will flourish and survive, hence promote growth and employment for the millions of ordinary people," he said in Busia.

He he added: "Every Hustle Matters. This is the principle behind our bottom-up economic approach. The more focus we give to small businesses, the more they succeed and the better for our economy and society."

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