Saturday June 22, 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday reopened Rivatex East Africa after the government injected Sh 6 billion to the Eldoret based textile firm.
The once giant factory collapsed two decades ago due to mismanagement and corruption. It was then a fully state-owned company. It was acquired by Moi University four years ago.
It employs 600 people with a target of 3,000 when the revival is completed.
Uhuru who was accompanied by his deputy William Ruto arrived at the factory shortly after 12.00 noon and he was welcomed to company by Uasin Gishu Governor, Jackson Mandago.
During the event, Uhuru kept silence on whether he will support his deputy for the top seat in 2022.
According to political analyst, Prof Herman Manyora,Uhuru's silence on matters politics during the function means he is planning to betray Ruto.
“Read together with the hard words that the president had used on Sunday at Kasarani, I am tempted to believe that the president is determined to give the presidency perhaps to somebody other than William Samoei Ruto," Manyora stated.
The Kenyan DAILY POST