You are not above the law, Raila warned

President William Ruto has warned Azimio leader Raila Odinga that no one was above the laws of the land nor the Constitution.

The Head of State reminded the opposition Chief   that all  Kenyans were equal  under  the law and would  be treated in equal  measures should he attempt to cause mayhem .

Ruto who spoke at a  thanks giving service  at Kirubia stadium in Tharaka-Nithi County early today also wondered what Odinga was up after trying all avenues possible to challenge the President’s August 9 last  year win but in vain .

“This country is greater than any one of us and its security of the citizenry and their property is therefore paramount. We are not  going to take intimidations  and threats lying down  and I dare the Azimio  brigade to bring it on,”Ruto  told  hundreds of worshipers  present .

The president also repeated his earlier  stand that there was no room for a handshake in his Kenya  Kwanza administration and those with aspirations to lead the  country should hold their horses  and try their luck during the 2027  general elections.

Accompanied by his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua , the President further explained why his administration had abandoned the subsidy  route the previous government had adopted since it was corruption ridden.

“The former regime greatly abused the subsidy of goods and commodities leading to a few individuals enriching themselves under the guise of cushioning Kenyans from the skyrocketing  prices of goods and services . My administration has completely blocked this mode of running and sustaining   a government  in favour of doing  this our own way and style and transparently ,”he said.

He said it was unfortunate that Odinga who has tried many times  to aced to the presidency but always miscalculates his moves only  to start crying foul over his own mistakes .

“But let  me caution and warn him  that should he cause any mayhem or chaos , under the guise of speaking for the people  such moves will be dealt with in accordance with the law of the land and the  constitution,” Ruto warned.

During the service Ruto announced  his administration was set to establish four dams  with the upper  zone of the county whose  water would be  run on gravity and alleviate the perennial  water shortage within the lower zone of Tharaka-Nithi .

“The construction of the  four proposed dams and other mini ones along the four rivers in the constituency should begin within the cause of the year once we are through with annual budged, while the mini dams and water pans will assist the locals to trap as much water as possible for use during times  like these , “he promised .

At the same time , Ruto has announced    Chuka referral hospital , Chogoria hospital and Komarock   hospital situated  at the County headquarters in  Kathwana have been elevated to Level Five facilities  the locals much  required for proper health    services.

Ruto also  told the worshippers that his government has put in place a program to have industrial parks    in each of the 47  counties where farm  produce from those areas will be value added before export in order to bring into the country  the much need foreign exchange .

“This way the farm produce which include Macadamia nuts, korosho ,ground nuts  ,coffee tea etc will guarantee the farmers good  returns from their  labour unlike today when middle men and cartels have exploited and   dominated the sectors ,”he said.

He directed that some 100 acres be hived from Tharaka University to give room for the construction of the proposed industrial park

Area Governor Muthomi Njuki and his  Meru counterpart Kawira Mwangaza were in attendance as well  as the entire political leadership from the county .

The county has the upper  zone which has tea coffee and other cash crops while the lower zone falls under Arid and Semi-Arid  areas (ASAL), hence worst hit by the  current draught .

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