Deputy President to grace Turkana Cultural festivals


Deputy President William Ruto has taken its bottom-up economic model campaigns to Turkana County to popularize his ambition of becoming the 5th president of the Republic of Kenya.

Speaking at Nyayo Gardens in Lodwar, Ruto said his first agenda and priority in the highest office in the land, if Kenyans elect him, is to allocate Sh. 100 billion for housing, agro-processing, value addition and manufacturing to end the burden of unemployment among the youth.


He noted that over 80 per cent of the youth are not employed adding that he will fight for the youth.

“If there is one priority we must get right is the priority for making sure that the young person has something to do like a business so that we can enhance their talents, energy and expertise,” said Ruto.

The Deputy President is today to officiate the closing ceremony of the sixth edition of the Turkana Cultural festivals dubbed Tobong’u Lore, meaning welcome home.


The event was officially launched by Defence Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa who warned politicians to shun away politicizing culture and development. The festivals commenced on 9th December.

The Turkana cultural festival is designed to promote peaceful existence among the Ateker communities of Uganda, South Sudan and Kenya.

The delegates from neighbouring Countries have called on other countries bordering Kenya to embrace disarmament exercises to end the conflicts in the border Countries.

Francis Okori, Assistant Commissioner Programs office of the prime minister in Uganda has articulated that disarmament is the solution to the realization of peace and integration programs at the border.