Turkana is among counties that will benefit from a Kshs. 10 billion funding from World Bank for hosting refugees.
The county, which hosts Kakuma refugee camp, will receive Kshs. 3.2 billion.
The funds are to be used in curbing challenges affecting both the refugees and the host community.
Speaking during the launch of the Kenya Development Response to Displacement Impact Project(KDRDIP) in Lodwar, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa said the cash will be used to improve healthcare, food security and access to clean water for both refugees and the host community.
“The project will ensure the host community and refugees get access to water, health care and food security,” said Wamalwa.
The CS publicly displayed his disappointment after learning that refugees at the Kakuma Camp have access to clean water while the host community was not considered for the same.
He said under the program, he will ensure the host community is prioritised particularly in access to clean water for domestic use.
“The project will be community driven, allowing all citizen to participate in identifying their development needs to be supported,”added Wamalwa.
The CS was hosted by Turkana West MP Daniel Nanok who welcomed the project noting that it will go a long way in transforming the livelihoods of residents in the area.