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Do these grannies need electricity or better housing? – PHOTOS

On Thursday Deputy President William Ruto was in Kilifi County to inspect the progress of the Last Mile Connectivity project that is part of the State’s Energy Access Scale-Up Programme.

During the tour, he visited several dilapidated houses and tried to emulate his boss by switching on lights in mud houses.

PHOTO | DPPS
PHOTO | DPPS

Unlike the houses that President Uhuru Kenyatta visited, which had galvanised iron roofing, the houses that Mr Ruto visited in Rabai were thatched with makuti.

The pictures, posted on the DP’s social media platforms, showed the houses in a state of disrepair and a potential hazard to the two grannies who owned them in the event of heavy rains.

The question widely posed was whether the grannies were more in need of a better house or electricity?

PHOTO | DPPS
PHOTO | DPPS

Mr Ruto took to his Twitter handle and proclaimed that, “The government has made great strides in providing electricity to homes like those of Mama Garero & Mzee Nziwi in Rabai and work is not done yet. We will continue lighting homes until all Kenyans have access to power.”