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Simba Arati: I’m ready to work with Ruto

Kisii Governor Simba Arati, who was elected on an ODM ticket, has now said he is ready to work with the government of President William Ruto.

Speaking on Friday in Kegogi, Kitutu Chache North when he accompanied President Ruto, the governor asked the head of state to work for all Kenyans.

He said the Gusii people have benefited from the President’s recent appointments, and that they are looking forward to receiving more benefits from the government.

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“What we want to get from this government is roads, electricity, water and good healthcare… I’ll indulge you in the growth of the economy in Kisii and Nyamira,” Arati said.

“I will work with the President to ensure that we move forward… I told the President yesterday that in Kisii we have enough food and we will not put sufuria on our heads.”

He sentiments comes after his party leader Raila Odinga vowed to scale up the oppositions protests to push the government to lower the cost of living and stop the ongoing recruitment of new commissioners of IEBC, among other demands.

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Earlier on, President Ruto asked Azimio leaders to allow the government to work for the people instead of engaging in protests. The President said his government is working to ensure the cost of living comes down and that Kenyans get better services.

“I’m the one whom you ran against, if you have an issue you face me, stop going to harass ordinary people,” President Ruto said in remarks directed at Mr Odinga.

Monday’s protests led to loss of property and revenue by business people in Nairobi, Kisumu and Homa Bay.

Meanwhile, Mr Odinga arrived in Kisii County on Friday. The Azimio la Umoja leader is expected to rally residents of Kisii and Nyamira Counties to turn up for the protests on Monday and Thursday next week.

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