Deputy President William Ruto has said he is optimistic that the country’s economy will improve because of the prevailing political environment. He said the recent meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga will help unite the country and accelerate development.
He said the heightened political temperatures witnessed after the last General Election slowed down the country’s economic growth, saying ‘we are now headed for an economic recovery path’.
Addressing Women’s Reps Caucus from across the political divide in his Karen office Nairobi on Thursday, Ruto said the latest developments have lowered political temperatures in the country that had threatened to slow down the country’s economy.
“You all know that we can only achieve a lot as a country in terms of development if there is good political atmosphere for implantation of development projects and that the citizens go about their businesses without any fear for the improvement of the economy,” said Ruto.
He told the MPs led by chairperson Fatuma Gedi (Wajir) that it was time leaders put aside their political differences and focus their energies on activities that can transform the lives of the people.
Gedi said women MPs have resolved to forget their political differences and take the lead in promoting peace and stability of the country. Kakamega Women’s Rep Elsie Muhanda said they are ready to support the government on forest conservation besides ensuring proper management of resources.