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General News of Wednesday, 14 September 2022


Dangote's presence at Ruto's inauguration gives us hope - Kenyans

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Kenyans are optimistic that the presence of Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote at the inauguration of Dr. William Ruto as Kenya’s 5th President will bring hope to the country.

Taking to social media to share their thoughts, many believe Dangote's presence means well for Kenyans. Many are hoping that a fertiliser plant will be established in the country. While other are hoping for a reduction in cement and fertiliser.

In March 2014, when Ruto was the deputy president, he paid a visit to Dangote Cement’s Obajana plant in Kogi State in Nigeria.

And presently as the president, Ruto gave an assurance for the reduction of fertilizer prices from the current Ksh 6,500 for a 50-kilogram bag from next week to Ksh 3,500.

This many believe is a good sign for the country.

Here are some tweets.

@Kasambalive said, “With Aliko Dangote present for the inauguration of President William Ruto, we might get cement factories in Mwingi and Kanziku. Kitui County might be on the right path this time.”

@ejikeekenenze noted, “On his first day in office, President William Ruto cut fertilizer prices in Kenya by almost 50%. Aliko Dangote, chairman of the biggest Granulated Urea Fertiliser complex in Africa was in attendance.”

@HezMureithi said, “Sir Aliko Dangote was in Kenya yesterday to attend the inauguration of President William Ruto. Ruto said the cost of fertilizer in Kenya is going to come Down immediately. it now makes Sense. African Solutions to African Problems”

@kenyan_son1 said, “Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man attended today’s inauguration of WSR as the 5th president. Previously Aliko had promised to lower cost of cement to ksh300/bag but he wasn’t given opportunity. This time, allow him. It will help accelerate infrastructure and housing construction.

@ThisIsBett wrote, “Nigerian business magnate and Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, attended Dr. William Ruto’s inauguration yesterday. It will be interesting to see if this new administration will fast-track the licensing of Dangote Industries Limited to start operations in Kenya.”


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