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DP William Ruto's Rift allies meet to draft economic demands

DP William Ruto's Rift allies meet to draft economic demands

Deputy President William Ruto's allies in the Rift Valley region are pictured during a meeting at Masai Lodge in Kajiado County on June 7, 2021.

Photo credit: Justus Ochieng | Nation Media Group

A section of Rift Valley leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto met in Kajiado County on Monday to draft the region’s economic demands for presentation to the DP.

The regional economic development forum took place Masai Lodge in Kajiado County.

It is part of the DP's plans for eight economic models for each of the country's regions ahead of his first stab at the presidency in the 2022 General Election.

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The Rift leaders, led by Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok, wrote demands for the DP to deliver should he be elected President.

"We are holding the inaugural meeting here to agree on the bottom-up social economic agenda for the Rift Valley region," said Mr Nanok.

Those in attendance included governors, senators, MPs and MCAs.

Notable among them were Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba murkomen, Nandi Governor Stephen Sang and the DP's defecto spokesperson Caleb Kositany.

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