Friday August 16, 2019 - Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader, Raila Odinga, caused a standstill in Turkana yesterday as residents rushed to meet the two leaders upon their arrival in Lodwar, Turkana County.
The two leaders attended the Turkana Tourism and Cultural Festival (Tobong'u Lore), which commenced on Thursday.
Ruto arrived on Thursday morning and handed over 30 motorbikes to Lodwar and Kanamkemer youth groups.
“Empowering young people to start small businesses, boosting their capital base to expand and grow profits is key for self-reliance and realising sustainable livelihoods,” DP Ruto wrote on his Twitter handle.
Raila, arrived later in the day, after an emergency meeting with Trade CS, Peter Munya, and Kisumu Governor, Anyang Nyong’o, where they discussed on the fast-tracking of the Kisumu projects, following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to cancel the launch of the Port of Kisumu.
“Thank you Lodwar for the warm welcome and I look forward to attending this year's edition of the Turkana Tourism and Cultural Festival, Tobong'u Lore. Asanteni (Thank you),” Raila stated.
While Ruto brought 30 motorbikes to Turkana, Raila just brought the handshake to the residents.
The Kenyan DAILY POST