Kenya has to keep the door of inspiration concerning The late president Mwai kibaki`s legacy and life open for the generations to come to draw inspiration from a leader who won 10 elections in 50 years and that they too can make it through hardwork, a true definition of a bottom up policy.
The remarks by the Deputy President of Kenya Dr. William Somoei Arap Ruto in Othaya during the funeral of the late third president of Kenya Mwai Kibaki, he applauded what Muthaura said that Kibaki is a father of modern day Kenya and did not forget the ordinary Kenya.
Ruto said that during Kibaki`s tenure, Motorbikes the now famous `boda boda` were zero rated enabling more than 1.4 million Kenyans to acquire them for business and livelihoods purposes, adding that in Kibaki they had an embodiment of the unity of the nation.
Recalling the International Criminal Cases (ICC) in The Hague, that affected the him and the president of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, Ruto says that The late president Mwai Kibaki was like a father to them always helping them.
When Ruto was the Minister of Agriculture under Kibaki`s tenure, him and his PS Romano Kiome, they approached the president on the issue of fertilizer that had skyrocketed to Ksh. 5000 per 50kg bag and by his wisdom he advised them to bring the price to Ksh 2500, and also introduced the first subsidized fertilizer in Kenya.
In remembering Kibaki, Ruto on his promotion to the Ministry of Higher education, together with his PS Professor Kiamba, Kibaki ordered the university double intake that allowed students to pursue education without staying home for long, and also introduced the increase of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Act 2013 Number 29 of 2013 that was assented by the president on 4th January, 2013 in Kenya to 200 that Uhuru has continued to build on.
Dr. Ruto has urged Kenyans to honor Kibaki by voting in a peaceful manner that will not warrant a handshake.