DP Ruto finally addresses question on the stadiums he promised ahead of 2017 General Election

Here's what happened - DP Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto, left, with President Uhuru Kenyatta in June 2017

Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday addressed a concern which has been raised by Kenyans several times, unfulfilled promises on building stadia in the country.

In an interview with Radio Citizen, the DP explained that issues with the documentation of land set aside for the spaces had risen since he publicly made the promise of nine stadiums.

He further reasoned that the much which the Jubilee administration had accomplished should still be counted as success.

"There are promises we made to wananchi on projects that we would fulfil and we have done them to a certain degree. For example, because many have been questioning the promise on stadiums as our term comes to an end. There was a plan to complete these stadiums...but there arose complications, some with the contractors. The stadium we began constructing in Kisumu recently, for example, was in the plan since 2013 but a problem with the piece of land we chose due to a dumping site so we were forced to choose another piece of land. To this day, we are yet to conclude on the Mombasa stadium because of similar issues.

"However, what I would like us to focus on is: if we promised 10 things and we've fulfilled eight, had it been the KCPE exam and a candidate scored 8/10 then that hasn't that candidate already passed the exam?" the DP posed.


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