Deputy President William Ruto continued to advocate for his bottom-up approach as the best plan to improve the lives of the coastal residents.
Ruto spoke during several rallies he held in Tana River county as part of his coastal region tour.
He stated that his model will ensure marginalized regions receive enough state funding to improve their business and agricultural activities, and end the continuous poverty and hunger in the region.
“We are rooting for increased allocation of resources to disadvantaged counties such as Tana River which has for many years been left behind in terms of development.
“Irrigation will be at the centre of our programme to rebuild the agriculture sector of our economy. Other than reviving dormant schemes and expanding the existing ones, we will put more land under irrigation to increase food production and expand business,” Ruto said.
Ruto also visited Hola and Bura Towns of Hola and Bura Constituencies in Tana River County where he shared his plans to empower millions of ordinary Kenyans to have a better life.
He was accompanied by Garissa Town MP Aden Duale of Garissa, the county’s Women Representative Rehema Hassan, Senator Juma Wario, and former Garsen MPs Danson Mungatana and Ibrahim Sane.
Ruto began his Coast tour on Sunday, following his arrival in the region on Saturday.