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[PHOTOS] Peace in areas prone to insecurity can be achieved - Ruto

He said this can be achieved through a deliberate programme that will open the region to local and foreign investments.

In Summary

• He said he is committed to ensuring that areas such as Sigor is not taken back to the periphery where they were despised.

• Ruto added that the Bottom-Up Economic Model will seek to reverse marginalization by using agriculture and enterprise to uplift affected areas.

Deputy President William Ruto speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on Janurya 21, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on Janurya 21, 2022.
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Deputy President William Ruto has said peace and stability in areas prone to insecurity such as West Pokot can be achieved.

Speaking on Friday, during his campaign at Tapach in West Pokot, Ruto said this can be achieved through a deliberate programme that focuses on investment in agriculture and infrastructure that will open the region to local and foreign investments.

Deputy President William Ruto speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot County on January 21, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot County on January 21, 2022.
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"We are committed to ensuring that areas such as Sigor is not taken back to the periphery where they were despised. West Pokot, like other marginalised areas in Kenya, remains solidly at the centre of UDA’s of transformation agenda.

Deputy President William Ruto on Friday spoke to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot County.
Deputy President William Ruto on Friday spoke to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot County.
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Deputy President William Ruto with Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on January 21, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto with Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on January 21, 2022.
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Ruto was in the company of MPs Lilian Cheptoo (West Pokot), Peter Lochkapong (Sigor), Samuel Moroto (Kapenguria), Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), Kimani Inchung'wah (Kikuyu), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), former Governor Simon Kachapin, former MPs Philip Rotino (Sigor) and Julius Murgor (Kapenguria).

Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on January 21, 2022.
Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on January 21, 2022.
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Ruto added that the Bottom-Up Economic Model will seek to reverse marginalization by using agriculture and enterprise to uplift affected areas.

He said this shall be achieved through the subsidization of farm inputs and financing of small businesses which will help to spark opportunities and create a base for sustained economic growth.

Ruto also endorsed former West Pokot governor Simon Kachapin as the next governor.

The residents of Tapach in West Pokot County on January 21, 2022.
The residents of Tapach in West Pokot County on January 21, 2022.
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“Kachapin kuja, simama hapa. Tumekubaliana tutatembea pamoja? Tuko na governor ama hatuna? Governor wa West Pokot ako ama hayuko?” Ruto said in his address.

The race for the West Pokot gubernatorial seat is set to be stiff competition between the incumbent Prof. John Lonyang’apuo and  Kachapin.

Deputy President William Ruto speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on January 21, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on January 21, 2022.
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Kachapin was defeated in the last general election by the incumbent county boss under the Kanu ticket.

The residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on January 21, 2022.
The residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on January 21, 2022.
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Deputy President William Ruto speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on January 21, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on January 21, 2022.
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Deputy President William Ruto speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on January 21, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on January 21, 2022.
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Deputy President William Ruto speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on January 21, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto speaking to the residents of Tapach in West Pokot county on January 21, 2022.
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