The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Relief Food Will Be a Thing of the Past, Says Uhuru

Leaders of the Jubilee alliance today took their campaign to Turkana and promised they will ensure food security if the alliance is elected. Led by Uhuru Kenyatta who was accompanied by his running mate William Ruto and leaders from Turkana.

Kenyatta said his government will turn the county into an agricultural zone through irrigation. He said under his watch, Turkana residents will no longer depend on relief food.

"My government will allocate enough money to enhance irrigation and make Turkana self reliant, just as other parts of this country," he said. Kenyatta said illiteracy levels in Turkana are too high.

He said a Jubilee government will prioritise free education and establish more institutions of higher education in the area. He said his government will ensure there are enough facilities in both the schools and polytechnics to build skills among the youth.

Kenyatta said with proper modernised training, unemployment in the county will be abolished. He pledged to construct the Kitale-Lodwar- Juba road so as to enhance trade between Kenya and Southern Sudan.

Ruto told off Jubilee rivals who have criticised the alliance's manifesto which was recently launched in Nairobi. He said every Kenyan will be guaranteed security unlike now where a number of Kenyans have lost lives through insecurity incidences.

Ruto said the Jubilee government will ensure availability of health facilities and well equipped health centres to offer free services to all.

The leaders later took their campaigns to Kakuma, Lokori and Lodwar towns before heading for a major rally at Kenyatta stadium in Kitale.

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