Thursday May 16, 2019-Deputy President William Ruto, on Tuesday, secured Ksh10 Billion loan World Bank (WB) to boost projects in the arid regions.

This is even as President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition Leader, Raila Odinga, failed to get the same from China to extend the SGR from Naivasha to Kisumu two weeks ago.

Speaking during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to fast-track the implementation of the WB-funded Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (DRDIP) at his Karen office, Ruto stated that the programmes would improve the lives of residents.

"The project, a joint collaboration between Kenya and the World Bank, will support interventions to strengthen livelihoods and create sustainable local economies in benefiting counties of Wajir, Garissa and Turkana.”

"It is aimed at improving access to social services, including water and sanitation, primary health care, education and building the resilience of communities in northern Kenya that are host to refugees," he stated.



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