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Turkana activists decry bad roads

“This project is to be fully funded by the World Bank and other International donors, yet the National Government is delaying its commencement, and its construction has also already been officially launched,” the letter reads in part.

By Free Press Correspondentnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.comMonday, 23 May 2016 15:45 EAT

Grassroots activists in Turkana County are planning a major protest to highlight the poor state of roads in the region.

The activists have lodged a terse letter with local and national government officials in which they accuse the national government of taking the county for granted and not giving priority their development needs.

The say that the government has given repeated promises to tarmac the Kitale- Lodwar-Lokichoggio-Nakoda road but never delivered on the promise.

“This project is to be fully funded by the World Bank and other International donors, yet the National Government is delaying its commencement, and its construction has also already been officially launched,” the letter reads in part.

The activists say they will urge Turkana residents to boycott all national government functions including the Madaraka day celebrations set for June 1. Instead, they would stage a demo on the day.

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