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President William Ruto left congregants in stitches after he said he does not drink alcohol and knows what he was doing in the proposed Finance Bill 2023.

Speaking during the interdenominational prayer service at Busia stadium, the head of State said in his manifesto, he had promised Kenyans to work on the Bottom Up economy to ensure every citizen has an income.

“Mimi sio wazimu na mimi silewangi, I know what I am saying, katika hii budget nimeipanga vizuri, kazi yangu ya kwanza niliahidi waKenya ya kwamba safari hii ni kuinua wale walio chini, tufanye bottom up,” he said.

(I am not a mad man, and I don’t take alcohol. I know what I am saying, on the proposed Finance Bill 2023 I have planned well, I had promised Kenyans that this time, we are going to ensure everyone has an income through the Bottom up economy)

Ruto explained that in the Bill, he has three plans on matters employment of the youth across the country.

“Katika hiyo budget nimeweka pesa ya kupeleka ICT hub katika ward, ndio tupange vijana na digital jobs, tumepanga mambo ya agro-processing, ya tatu ni mambo ya housing,” he said.

(On the proposed finance bill 2023, I have set aside money for ICT hubs in every ward across the country that will enable the youth apply for digital jobs, there is plans on agro-processing and the Affordable housing)

He said the housing project will be able to create employment for the youth as he is going to ground-break the construction of 5,000 houses in Busia County.

“For every house, we will need five youth to help in construction. For the 5,000 houses, we will need 25,000 youth for the work,” he said.


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