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Isiolo Governor-elect Mohammed Kuti moves to reconcile residents

Isiolo Governor-elect Mohammed Abdi Kuti has pledged to spearhead unity and cohesion among residents.

Dr Kuti has also said that together with his deputy Dr Abdi Ibrahim Issa, they will work with all elected leaders and losers to transform the economy and achieve sustainable growth.

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The out-going Senator, who vied as an Independent candidate, will be inaugurated on Wednesday.

He won the coveted position after garnering 22,669 votes against incumbent Godana Doyo of Party of Development and Reforms who got 15,007 and Jubilee’s Abdul Bahari’s 13,636 votes.

“I am truly grateful to those who voted for me. I will serve all residents with impartiality regardless of who one voted for,’’ he said after his historic victory. Isiolo is a cosmopolitan county and consists of five major communities of the Borana, Turkana, Meru, Samburu and Somali.

“My administration will evenly distribute job and procurement opportunities across all the communities while service delivery will be taken to all locations,’’ he assured.

Despite the Sh1.7 billion huge debt he claims the county owes to creditors, the Governor-elect promises to implement his ambitious manifesto under a four-pillar programme that covers 16 agendas.

He said under economic reconstruction, he will harness opportunities that come with the Lamu Port, South Sudan, Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) corridor and other Vision 2030 projects where Isiolo has key components.

“I have developed an action plan and a blue print that will guide the county’s economic policies for the next five years,’’ he said.

Kuti, said his administration will establish a county development corporation ‘’that will among other things have a micro finance department which will give affordable loans’ to local traders.

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On tourism, the Governor-elect said his administration will increase development funding to secure its three game parks, undertake aggressive local and foreign marketing in order to up revenue from the current Sh120 million to double the figure in a year.

 

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