Garissa county senator Abdul Hajji has shared photos of the leaders who shared attended the meeting convened by the Head of State president Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday.
From the photos, different leaders can be seen inside one of the meeting areas among the many offices that His Excellency the Head of State has in State House.
Among those seen are leaders from the Northern parts of Kenya which are considered as Arid and Semi-arid regions with senator Hajji disclosing they were 85 leaders in total.
According to him, they attended the meeting as UPYA movement which is a political grouping, aimed at uniting residents from ASAL areas to articulate a common political position, socio-economic investment and development in the region.
"Earlier today, together with 85 leaders from ASAL under the umbrella of UPYA Movement had a high level meeting with H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi. @StateHouseKenya."Senator Haji
He has also revealed that they requested the Head of State for the cushioning of the drought areas and that he accepted to declare the same as a national disaster.
"We requested for; drought to be declared a national disaster and equalization fund to be fast tracked. We thank H.E The President for approving our requests and ksh. 2B to cushion the drought. Umoja ni Nguvu. @StateHouseKenya."Senator Abdul Hajji.
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