The Star (Nairobi)

22 January 2013

Kenya: No Place for Drugs in Jubilee Regime - Ruto

A Jubilee government will make the Coast an economic hub, the alliance's running mate flag-bearer William Ruto has said. Ruto warned drug dealers at the Coast saying they have robbed the region of manpower.

"I know many young people here at the Coast are being given drugs by unscrupulous businessmen in this region. I want to announce to these people who sell drugs that their judgement day is coming," Ruto said.

He said a Jubilee government will not allow the youth "to be fed on drugs". "They (drug barons) should look for another country to live in because that business will not go on after March 4," Ruto told Kwale residents while on a campaign trail at the weekend.

He said a few people, who want to make quick money, cannot be left to do illegal business that affects young people. The outgoing Eldoret North MP said a Jubilee government will come up with non-interest loans for the youth and women.

"Many youth and women do not have title deeds and logbooks which are asked as security in banks when taking loans. They, however, have abilities to do business, farm of rear animals," he said.

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