Deputy President William Ruto today met leaders from Kakamega, Bungoma and Trans Nzoia counties to discuss matters of development and explore ways of addressing challenges facing residents in their respective areas.
The leaders from Jubilee and Nasa coalitions discussed among other issues expansion of Kakamega airstrip, improvement of roads, revival of industrial projects with Mumias being top of the list, initiation and improvement of projects in the fields of health, water, education and administration among other areas.
The legislators included Eseli Simuyu (Tongaren), John Waluke (Sirisia), Ferdinand Wanyonyi (Kwanza), Wafula Wamunyinyi (Kanduyi), Janet Nangabo (Women Rep, Trans Nzoia), James Lusweti (Kabuchai), Catherine Wambilianga (Women Rep, Bungoma), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili) and Moses Mabonga (Bumula).
Others were Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), Justus Kizito (Shinalu), Bernard Shinali (Ikolomani), Tindi Mwale (Butere), Christopher Aseka (Kwisero), Emmanuel Wangwe (Navakholo), Malulu Injendi (Malava), Johnstone Naicca (Mumias West), Elsie Muhanda (Women Rep, Kakamega) and Justus Murunga (Matungu).
The legislators said they have resolved to put aside their political differences and take a common stand in addressing problems facing the people. The MPs mainly from the Opposition said they were eager to work with the Government on development matters.
Mr Ruto said political competition is not enmity, saying it happens in a season and should not hinder leaders from serving Kenyans.
The Deputy President said time was politics was over and it was now the duty of those elected to team up with others to develop the country.
The Deputy President said political competition should not be used to create enmity among Kenyans but should be viewed as a uniting factor of all the Kenyan ethnic communities.