Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on Sunday went on a Twitter rampage, hailing the Jubilee administration for achievements recorded, as President Uhuru Kenyatta closes in on the final quarter of his final term, and at the same time, noting that more needed to be done.
According to the close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, many of Uhuru’s achievements had been underrated.
”It’s (easy) to forget that under the Jubilee administration we have tripled electricity connectivity, invested heavily on transport&infrastructure, expanded technical education, improved quality of exams&transition to secondary school, provision of clean water, etc,” he noted.
However, the Tangatanga leader added that some sectors such as manufacturing and health needed more work and supervision.
”What is urgently needed is to improve our economic growth&support the manufacturing sector to ensure we deal with rampant unemployment among the youth…Whereas we have invested heavily in the health sector, we must do everything to ensure Universal Health Care becomes a reality by ensuring that NHIF is able to provide universal insurance cover to all…” the lawmaker noted.
On Uhuru’s dream of leaving a positive legacy, Murkomen advised the head of state to focus his final lap on the stabilization of the economy and eradication of unemployment, asserting that this was the solution the country had been seeking years on end.
”My wishes, prayers, and dreams are that by the time President Kenyatta retires our economy will have achieved double-digit growth and unemployment will be an all-time low,” the senator stated.
”If the President can achieve the above in the remainder of his term then he will leave behind a great legacy,” he opined.
Murkomen noted that as long as every Kenyan would benefit from a flourishing economy, violence would become a tale of the past.
”The greatest cause of violence is inequality. My fear is that if we only unite the elite&forget the troubled masses we will know no peace,” he concluded.