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Cheap electric bodaboda tops Ruto’s new list of promises

Thursday, June 1st, 2023 15:29 | By
4 promises made by Ruto on Madaraka Day
President William Ruto.PHOTO/Courtesy

President William Ruto has made several promises while delivering his speech during the 60th Madaraka Day commemoration held at Moi Stadium in Embu County on June 1, 2023.

Notably, the Head of State pledged to roll out an electric public transport system that will see electric bodabda introduced into the Kenyan market.

"We are rolling out an electric vehicle public transport system which will bring down the cost of transport significantly. Our boda boda industry is about to experience inclusive transformation through the introduction of more efficient, affordable and clean vehicles. With this intervention, owning and operating a boda boda will become affordable, secure and profitable," Ruto stated.

He further promised to establish five additional export zones to attract domestic and international investments.

"The government has stepped up the establishment of five additional export zones in the coming financial year in Sagana, Thika, Njoro, Eldoret and Busia to complement the one in Athi River," he stated.

The president also explained that the Kenya Open University, which has already been instituted, will obtain its charter in the course of this month noting that currently, courses are being uploaded for commissioning.

The National Open University of Kenya is one of the government's projects aimed at making university education more affordable, accessible, and attainable to all students.

"National Open University will obtain its charter in the course of this month and as we speak, courses are being uploaded for commissioning," he promised.

While at it, Ruto pledged to complete ongoing infrastructural projects including various roads and dams under construction in Embu County and other parts of the country.

It's also important to note that his message had an overwhelming plea to Kenyans to embrace the Financial Bill 2023 and the Housing Fund therein.

"That is why freedom fighters consider the inherent morality of their cause to be a sufficient reward. For example, those earning Ksh200,000 monthly will pay only Ksh2,500 to a fund that helps create jobs for millions of youth and brings a meal to the tables of many hustlers. This is a worthwhile contribution to make for the greater good," he stated.

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