You are a disgrace, a shameful example to poor service delivery to Kenyans, Uhuru fries Nanok
Uhuru said Turkana had little to show for more than Kshs 40 billion of devolved funds disbursed over the last four years, adding that Nanok was a shameful example of poor service delivery to Kenyans.
He noted that Turkana County received funds equal to the combined allocations to Kiambu and Uasin Gishu counties but lagged behind in development.
“Turkana County deserve to develop at the same pace as other counties and its residents have a right to receive efficient and effective services under the devolved unit as other counties,” President Kenyatta said.
He spoke in Lodwar town where he was greeted by thousands of residents during a visit with DP William Ruto.
The president heaped praises at his administration stating it had initiated projects aimed at transforming the lives of residents in the areas of energy, health, infrastructure, agriculture, water and security.
On infrastructure, the President cited the tarmacking of the Kitale – Lodwar road that is currently underway while on electricity he said over 300 primary school have been connected.
“Since independence, which Government has connected more households to electricity than Jubilee?” President Kenyatta posed.
“If one is a leader who is keen on uplifting the life of residents, he would join Jubilee – the party that is focused on development and unity.”
Deputy President Ruto said he has fought hard to ensure that financial resources for development were channelled to Turkana County because of his quest and the President’s determination to transform the lives of Kenyans in all parts of the country.
“As a national Government, we have resisted calls to change the formula for revenue allocation that would see counties like Turkana allocated less funds,” the Deputy President said.
During the occasion, Turkana Senator John Munyes led 12 Members of the Turkana County Assembly in defecting to the Jubilee Party.
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