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Agriculture and business investment key to Kenya’s transformation, says Mama Rachel Ruto

First Lady Mama Rachel Ruto has underscored the pivotal role of investments in agriculture and business in Kenya’s ambitious transformation agenda.

Speaking on Thursday evening during a business banquet held in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County, Mama Rachel Ruto emphasised that these sectors are instrumental in steering the nation’s economic trajectory in a positive direction.

She urged all stakeholders to rally behind President William Ruto’s commitments, particularly in areas such as housing, the digital superhighway, the creative economy, universal health care, agriculture, and climate action.

“We must offer unwavering support to our President in his pursuit of these critical agendas, including the bottom-up economic approach,” Mama Rachel Ruto said.

She called upon the business community to collaborate with the government to uplift those at the grassroots level. “Our President is deeply committed to ensuring that the promises made to Kenyans are fulfilled, especially in realising the bottom-up economic agenda,” she affirmed.

The meeting served as a platform to explore collaborative efforts aimed at fostering national growth and wealth creation. Mrs. Ruto also took a moment to acknowledge the significance of continued support for the agricultural sector, saying, “Let us also pray for our farmers to continue their commendable work so that our nation remains food secure.”

Other leaders present at the event included Senator Veronica Maina, Mrs. Selina Bii (spouse to the Governor of Uasin Gishu), Willy Kenei (Chairman of the Eldoret Business Community), Felix Kiili (Chairman of the Farmers Association), Philip Muigei (Speaker of Uasin Gishu County Assembly), members of the Uasin Gishu County Assembly, and leaders from faith-based organisations.

Senator Maina said Kenya Kwanza performance in the agricultural sector is well demonstrated in Uasin Gishu County, which is expecting bumper harvests as a result of serious farming activities.

“It is one year since President William Ruto took realm of power. Let the hustlers know that things are getting better, and Kenya will be a great nation,” said Mrs Maina.

Mr. Willy Kenei, the Uasin Gishu Chairman of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, emphasised the array of investment opportunities available in the county. He also urged the government to provide essential support, including technology and international partnerships, to further facilitate these investments.

The gathering served as a reaffirmation of the shared commitment to economic growth, prosperity, and development in Kenya through strategic investments in key sectors.