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Ruto and Suluhu seals deal to connect gas from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa 

President William Ruto and his Tanzanian counterpart Samia Suluhu have agreed to allow Tanzanian gas into Kenya. 

On Monday, October 10, President William Ruto and his Tanzanian counterpart, Samia Suluhu, signed a crucial agreement aimed at enhancing bilateral ties between the two nations.

Both presidents agreed to extend on the foundation laid by former President Uhuru Kenyatta by removing trade barriers and fostering regional collaboration during a joint news conference held at State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Ruto and Suluhu agreed to expedite the construction of a Ksh100 billion gas pipeline between Mombasa and Dar es Salaam.

“We had signed with Uhuru but Ruto has told me that it will be the first agenda between his administration and ours,” Suluhu stated. 

Ruto said the agreement will see a gas pipeline from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam connected to Mombasa and Nairobi. 

He noted that the move will help lower energy tariffs through enhanced competition in the sector. 

“We will now expedite the gas pipeline from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa and eventually to Nairobi so that we can use the resources that we have in our region to lower energy tariffs, both for industry, commercial and domestic purposes,” said Ruto. 

Ruto added that his government will be committed to ensuring the project is done promptly, efficiently and effectively. 

“In the shortest time possible, we can access the gas resources that you have in your country to drive industrialisation in our country. “I am confident that as the ministers get down to work, they will provide a brief to you and me to fastrack the project,” he said. 

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