Governor promises to boost security along borders – Kenya News Agency
Jeremiah Lomorukai the Turkana Governor has committed to supporting residents living along the borders to develop the area and improve service delivery.
The Governor spoke in Nadapal, near the border to South Sudan. He stated that he understood the difficulties faced by pastoralists in this area, including insecurity. He also pledged to work closely with elected leaders to address these issues, improve services, such as water, and improve healthcare.
“In the time I will be Governor, I promise to support you. I understand the difficulties you face along the border, and have listened. We will work with all the elected leaders to address challenges faced by pastoralists including insecurity and improve service delivery on water, health among others,” he said.
The Governor also disclosed that Prof Kithure Kindiki, Interior Cabinet Secretary, had intended to visit the area to engage security forces stationed at the border post. However, unforeseen commitments forced him to cancel his trip.
He informed residents that during a recent meeting between President William Ruto and Turkana leaders, they presented development priorities for the area and raised concerns about the need to build a road between Nadapal and Nakodok and border demarcation.
Governor Lomorukai announced the County Government’s dispatch of relief food for the National Police Reservists in this area and promised that food would be distributed to residents affected by the drought immediately after delivery. He also assured residents that food supplies would be extended to ensure that the last beneficiaries are not left behind.
The Governor also directed Nadapal’s Ministry of Infrastructure to construct roads in areas identified as such by residents, and the Ministry of Water Services for water transportation to residents.
He said that the county would in the next financial years roll out projects, including a resettlement program in the area, water supply, and other services to support settlement.
MCAs Simon Naoyakope and Francis Ngimusia (Letea), Patrick Napion and Vincent Ekipor were present with the Governor, Eliud Emoni of Kuma, Eliud Emoni from Kauma, and Liud Emoni (Lokichoggio).
By Peter Gitonga