Tuesday July 16, 2019-Deputy President William Ruto on Monday shared a podium with ODM Leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi. 

This comes despite the irreconcilable differences the two have which has been exacerbated by the alleged plot to assassinate the DP.

The duo met during the official opening of the Kenya Trade Week and Expo 2019 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC). 

Raila and Ruto temporarily buried their differences as they attended the event. 

During the expo, which brought together investors from different sectors of the economy, Raila urged the participants to embrace value addition. 

He noted that through the value addition, the country will be better placed to attain its levels of projected productivity. 

He also asked the Government of President Uhuru Kenyatta to reduce the cost of energy to woo more investors into the country to promote its economic growth.

 “As a country, we must position ourselves as the hub and the champion of the continental trade initiative in the region. To achieve this, we must enhance our capacity for value addition and export. That means upping our game with regard to manufacturing,” Raila stated.

On his part, DP Ruto assured investors that the Government is committed to ensuring that they reap from their projects.

He noted that the government has put in place different measures to ensure investors thrive in their respective fields.

"We are making deliberate interventions to grow our export markets, including fashioning our commerce agreements to directly link traders to markets and promoting cross-border trade,” Ruto said.



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