‘Mkisumbuliwa mnitafute’ – Rigathi tells Nyanza fishermen as he vows to protect businesses in Kenya

Friday, January 13th, 2023 16:40 | By
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua at a past event. PHOTO/Courtesy

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has assured fishermen and businessmen of security from the Kenya Kwanza administration.

Speaking during President William Ruto's development tour in Homabay county, the second-in-command made the surety saying that government authorities ought to build a conducive operating environment for fishermen and not to frustrate them.

"President William Ruto's administration does not frustrate or destroy businesses, it protects and builds enabling environments for businessmen. Even fishermen should operate without any hindrance. If any agency frustrates you, you can call me. I am the person who shields businessmen from any form of frustration," he said.

The Deputy President's sentiments were echoed by Homabay County Governor Gladys Wanga who implored the President to call the Coast Guard to order.

Wanga claimed that the Coast Guard has deviated from its mandate of protecting fishermen in Lake Victoria to frustrating them.

In his address, President William Ruto averred that his government will collaborate with the Homabay county government to revive the fishing industry and to provide a conducive environment for businesspersons.

The President was speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony of the affordable housing project in Homabay County. Ruto also inspected the Homabay Pier and launched the Homa Bay Town Municipal Market.

He further promised to breathe life into all stalled development projects in the county.

Ruto receives warm welcome in Homabay

President William Ruto today landed in Homa Bay county to begin his two-day working tour of the Luo Nyanza counties.

The Head of State, who was accompanied by his deputy Rigathi Gachagua, touched down at Homa Bay Airstrip on Friday afternoon and was accorded a warm reception by the local leadership led by Governor Gladys Wanga.

Cabinet Secretaries Eliud Owalo (ICT), Ezekiel Machogu (Education), Interior Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo and members of the opposition including ODM party Chairman John Badi and Homa Bay Senator Moses were also present to receive the Kenya Kwanza leaders.

The President presided over the groundbreaking of the first phase of the Homabay Affordable Housing Program and also commissioned the Homa Bay Town Municipal Market.

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