BY LUCAS NG’ASIKE
The National Alliance presidential aspirant Uhuru Kenyatta began a tour of Turkana County, the area where his father was jailed for years before independence.
The Deputy Prime Minister will be in the region to woo the pastoralist community for three days.
On Thursday, he began the campaigns in Turkana South and East districts visiting Lokori and Lokichar areas.
Uhuru met hundreds of TNA supporters, local leaders and party aspirants and promised to fast track development in the region if elected.
He recounted development projects he had helped establish in the region.
He has funded Uhuru High School in Lokichar in Turkana South District and Lodwar Mixed School where his sister learned during the pre-colonial period. He also donated desks to children during his earlier tour of Lodwar Mixed Primary School and helped fund business enterprise for the youth in the region.
In his first meeting with local leaders, councillors and party aspirants in Lokori Baraza Park, Uhuru emphasised the need to promote girl-child education in the arid region.
He urged parents and teachers at Uhuru High School in Lokichar to embrace education.
“We need to see our children become academic giants. Allow them to attend school to embrace education, which is the only pillar to development of a region. Put education matters as your priority,” Uhuru said.
He decried the deplorable houses at Lokori Police Station, adding that his government would develop marginalised areas.
education in the arid region.