Leaders to work together with Development Partners

DP CHAIRS NEDI FORUM

Deputy President William Ruto has asked leaders to work together with development partners to ensure that there was no duplication of funding of projects in their areas of jurisdictions. He expressed concern that there had been cases where some projects in the country had been accounted for more than once. Speaking during the North and […]

Initiative to end FGM launched

During the signing ceremony of the End FGM Beads Initiative at Karen office Nairobi County

Kenya in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched an initiative that aims to bring to an end the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the country. The program dubbed ‘End FGM Beads Initiative’ brings together the UNFPA, the Anti-FGM Board, Ushanga Kenya and the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife in the […]

State to release Sh65bn counties cash

IBEC Meeting

Treasury will release Sh65 billion to pay pending bills by end of the month, a meeting of Governors and Deputy President William Ruto has agreed. The meeting under the auspices of  Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council and chaired by Dr Ruto also agreed to meet the House leadership to resolve the shareable revenue stalemate. Addressing the […]

The future of Africa lies in the youth

During the official opening of the World Economic Forum 2019 Shape Africa Summit

Deputy President William Ruto has said the future of Africa lies in the youth being put at the centre of its development plans. He said gone were days when this energetic and innovative age class would be seen as future leaders. Addressing the Shape Africa Summit at the United Nations Complex in Gigiri on Friday, […]

Chinese Breaking Laws

Deputy President William Ruto during talks with Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Wu Peng

Chinese nationals in Kenya have been warned of tough punishment if they fail to respect the laws of the country. Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Wu Peng said China was concerned by cases of their citizens’ failure to regulate their behaviour. He said those found flouting the laws of the land would not only be punished […]

Counties Pact

During the signing of the County Participation Agreements with Governors at Karen office in Nairobi County

Four coastal counties have today signed Sh10.7 billion agreements that seek to improve water supply and sanitation in the region. Kwale, Taita Taveta, Mombasa and Kilifi will benefit from the World Bank-funded project, referred to as the Counties Participation Agreements, that will be done through investment in water supply and sanitation infrastructure. “The initiative will […]

Counties and World Bank

During the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to fast track the implementation of the DRDIP1

Three county governments and the World Bank have agreed on a Sh10-billion Development Response to Displacement Impacts project. The initiative, which is aimed at improving access to water, healthcare, education and building resilience of communities in northern Kenya, will see Garissa, Wajir and Turkana benefit from it. The project is part of the World Bank’s […]

COUNTY FUNDS ABSORPTION

During a meeting to review progress of the North and North Eastern Development Initiative1

County governments have been asked to increase the absorption rates of funds extended to them for improved service delivery to the public. In a consultative forum for North Eastern Development Initiative (NEDI) held at the residence of the Deputy President William Ruto in Karen on Tuesday, the World Bank said counties were not putting their […]

Bilateral discussions with the delegation from Cuba

During talks with Ines Maria Chapman The Vice President of the Cuban Council of State and of Ministers at Karen office Nairobi County

Deputy President William Ruto hosted a delegation from Cuba led by Vice President of the Councils of State Ines María Chapman Waugh for bilateral talks. The leaders of the two countries said they were keen on strengthening relations and cooperation for the benefit of the two countries by improving the social welfare of their citizens. Speaking during […]

The fight against corruption

During the official opening of the First Inter professional summit in Shanzu Mombasa County

Deputy President William Ruto has urged professionals to rise up and take the lead in the fight against corruption in the country. Dr Ruto said it is time professionals promoted ethics and integrity in the public service as they drive their agenda and policies. He said professionals should be at the forefront in advocating for […]