It’s been a rather busy Monday for the President, Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto. The duo started off at a school where the President assured class eight candidates that the government will ensure that they all those who sit for the 2018 KCPE exam will be admitted to secondary school.
According to the President, the government is justified in beefing up security at examination centers as a necessary measure to stop those who intend on compromising the integrity and credibility of national examinations. He urged parents to stop pressurizing students to achieve certain grades but instead, allow them to develop according to their God-given talents.
The duo later arrived in Bomet County for the official opening of the new Bomet University College Green Tuition Block. The tuition block which embraces all tenets of sustainable green environmental conservation is the only one of its kind in the region.
While still in Bomet County, the President joined Governors in the County of Bomet to preside over the opening of the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) Trade Investment and Blue Economy Conference 2018.
President said that the LREB conference is important to him as it portrays regional development. He added that the theme of the conference, “Shared Resources for Prosperity” captures the intent of the Lake Region Economic Bloc as well as the national intent, spelled out in the words of Kenya’s National Anthem ‘Tuungane mikono pamoja kazini.’
President Uhuru Kenyatta today commissioned the new modernized KCC Sotik milk plant in Bomet County. The duo expressed that the new production line is part of the two pillars of their government’s Big 4 Agenda; food security and manufacturing.
With @UKenyatta during the commissioning of a modern Sotik KCC Plant, Bomet County. pic.twitter.com/WTw7meL5Mh
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) October 22, 2018
According to the President, the new Sotik milk plant will ensure that milk produced by farmers will no longer go to waste as the plant is able to convert the milk to milk powder and later on reconstitute it into long shelf-life milk. The plant will also turn around the fortunes for milk farmers within the region and benefit the residents of Bomet county.