Deputy President William Ruto had an extensive meeting with Vihiga Bullets Football Club at his Karen office on Friday, May 13.
The Bullets paid Ruto a courtesy call while in the company of former Vihiga Governor, Moses Akaranga.
After holding a discussion with the team, the Deputy President promised to prioritize sports should he be elected on August 9.
Ruto cited football as a sport that is not only fun but if supported adequately by the government can be a well-paying career for the talented young Kenyans.
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Ruto did not miss the chance to drum up support for his bottom-up economic model that he hopes will convince Kenyans to vote him in as the 5th President.
“Had a cup of tea with Vihiga Bullets Football Club in the company of former Vihiga Governor Moses Akaranga,” stated Ruto in a statement.
“Football is more than a game. It is a socio-economic force that can change the lives of young people especially if we build from the bottom going up. I’ll invest heavily in sports if elected President of Kenya on August 9.”
The Jubilee administration has come under sharp criticism by Kenyan sportsmen over the failure to complete nine stadia promised during the campaigns.
At the same time, the government has been forced to crack the whip on rogue officials of the Football Kenya Federation following cases of financial misappropriation, abuse of office, and gross violation of the FKF Constitution.
Sports Cabinet Secretary disbanded the Nick Mwendwa-led FKF and installed a caretaker committee to oversee the management of the sport in the country.