Denmark ambassador visits West Pokot; urges pastoralist women to engage in business

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Denmark Ambassador to Kenya Mette Knudsen and West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo
Denmark Ambassador to Kenya Mette Knudsen and West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo

Denmark Ambassador to Kenya Mette Knudsen has toured West Pokot County to inspect programmes being sponsored by its government. Mette Knudsen was received by West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo among other local leaders where they later travelled to Pokot central sub county.

The ambassador, however, said she was happy about the devolution process in the country where she challenged Kenyans to be the watchdog on how funds were being used at the grassroots for development projects.

She further applauded the President for the tough fight against corruption saying that those who were being mentioned on graft cases should step aside while the court process is ongoing so as not to interfere with investigations.

The ambassador urged women from pastoral communities to engage in business
The ambassador urged women from pastoral communities to engage in business

The Denmark Ambassador to Kenya who visited the Masol conservancy and donated a five million shillings enterprise fund to women challenged the pastoral community to engage in businesses and other income-generating activities so as to eradicate corruption.

She urged the Pokot community to embrace conservation and take advantage of the bursaries being offered to them to take their children to school.

West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo thanked the Denmark government for sponsoring several projects within the County that have created a positive impact, especially at the grassroots reiterating that they will continue working together to ensure that more projects were being fulfilled.

Lonyangapuo said that the immense support from the Denmark government was immense and that they will continue working closely together. And that such projects along the border have become a boost to the prevailing peace among warring communities.

The Ambassador said that West Pokot county had benefited from fifteen million shillings this year in support of projects.