Turkana County hosted The Great Run, a mid-to-long distance driving event, over the weekend which saw Lodwar town and Eliye Springs hoteliers get a business boost in an industry adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Some of the hotel owners shared their appreciation of the County Tourism Directorate for supporting and promoting domestic tourism related events like The Great Run. The convoy of 42 cars with nearly 100 people got accommodation and meals in various hotels in the two locations.
“We [county] would like to show that Turkana County is not just for 4×4 cars as The Great Run has proven that even saloons can drive out of Lodwar town, to places like Eliye Springs, to experience more of what Turkana has to offer,” said Deputy Director of Tourism, Hellen Nakaru.
The event, which also a charity event drove to Lodwar through Kapenguria, West Pokot County. At Kapenguria, the team had visited a children’s home. The team lead, JM Barasa, appreciated the support from the county team.
“We really appreciate the welcome we received from the county government at Kainuk and for hosting us,” he said, “We will definitely organise another Turkana driving event.”
Director Nakaru reiterated the same, adding that Turkana was a vast county with plenty to explore especially off-run adventures and sports.