Kibera will undergo transformation from a slum into a residential estate – Ruto
President William Ruto has announced bold initiatives aimed at reshaping Kenya’s landscape and enhancing food security.
While addressing believers in Lang’ata, he outlined his vision for Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums, stating, “We have ambitious plans to transform Kibera into a well-developed estate as part of our broader initiative to eliminate slums across Kenya. In the next 10 years, Kibera will be an estate.”
While acknowledging challenges and misunderstandings surrounding funding, President Ruto expressed confidence that people would eventually embrace this transformative vision.
The head of state also reiterated the opening of ICT hubs in every ward with the intention of creating jobs to the youth, “Agenda yetu ya pili ya kuzalisha ajira, tunaeka ICT hub katika kila ward nchini. We want 300-500 youth to get jobs. Google, Intel, Apple wanatafuta wafanyikazi katika mtandao. Hao wafanyikazi ni vijana wa Kenya.”
President Ruto also emphasized the importance of faith, noting, “I’m pleased that our nation places faith in God. We aim to collaborate, transcending political boundaries, from the president to the MCA, to serve the people of Kenya and make our country safer.”
Turning his attention to food security, the President addressed previous criticism of a national prayer day, stating, “One of the challenges we face is food production. People criticized us when we organized a national prayer day, but now we are planning to distribute 6 million units of fertilizer next year. Our goal is to combat drought and hunger by supporting our farmers.”
Ruto was speaking at Deliverance Church International, Lang’ata in Nairobi county.