Over 100 political leaders from pastoralist areas meet in Isiolo

The leaders will be at Simba Lodge for the Pastoralist Leadership Summit.

Thursday March 10 2016

Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow, the president of

Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow, the president of the Pastoralist Leadership Summit. Over 100 leaders from pastoralist communities are meeting in Isiolo from March 10, 2016 to decide the political future of the 14 counties they come from. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By JOHN NGIRACHU
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More than 100 political leaders from pastoralist communities are set for a conference in Isiolo Thursday morning to decide the political future of the 14 counties they come from.

This came as President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed to leaders from the Maa-speaking communities that the Jubilee administration was committed to equitable development, regardless of political affiliation.

The 14 governors, 17 senators, 85 MPs and 14 county assembly speakers will be at Simba Lodge for the Pastoralist Leadership Summit.

President Kenyatta has been invited to officially open the three-day event, the lawmakers told a press conference at Parliament Buildings.

ELECTION PLEDGES

“The members will discuss the role of political leadership and governance on the lives of the pastoralist communities and design appropriate action to improve life and livelihoods of the pastoralist people in Kenya,” said Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow, the president of the summit.

Election pledges topped the agenda at State House as President Kenyatta met leaders from Maa-speaking counties of Samburu, Narok, Kajiado, Laikipia and Marsabit, who handed him a memorandum through Kajiado Senator Peter ole Mositet.

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