By Olivia Mungwana
If elected, Deputy President William Ruto has pledged to Kenyans abroad that his administration will implement adequate procedures to better address their problems.
Ruto announced a health-care package at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Maryland, which will allow them to care for their families back home.
“Many of you send money to Kenya to look after your folks’ medical needs. We believe that we will achieve that better if every citizen is on universal health insurance. I am so aware of the Kind of engagement that is required for us to tap into the huge resource that is in the Diaspora,” he stated.
He went on to say that these safeguards will allow persons in the diaspora to reinvest in other sectors like as infrastructure and housing without fear of being exploited.
“As part of the Kenya Kwanza economic plan, you will be able to buy a house without the vagaries of your relatives taking advantage of you in a much more organized way and in a manner cheaper for you,”
These packages will be altered to conveniently match the demands of persons living outside of Kenya, according to the DP.
He believes that this will also help Kenya’s economy.
“We will make specific packages available for you so that you can play your role and your contributions to the economy can also be meaningful,” he said.
Ruto made the statement during his 12-day visit to the United States and the United Kingdom.