NAKURU, Kenya 30th April 2015 – High development rate in Nakuru County is due to the prevailing peace and harmony in Nakuru, Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has said.
According to Mbugua, Nakuru County has made commendable strides in building peace and harmony in the once volatile area that was known countrywide to be a town full of tribalism.
‘Tribalism in Nakuru is a thing of the past. We have learnt to solve our differences through dialogue and not physical confrontations,’ he said.
Speaking during his ward visit to Kamara ward in Kuresoi North, Mbugua said the prevailing peace in the County of Nakuru has contributed more in the attraction of investors locally and internationally adding that the value of property has also gone up tremendously.
‘People used to fear coming to nakuru but right now even getting a piece of land in nakuru is difficult,’ he noted.
He commended Nakuru residents for accommodating each other and maintaining peace.
The governor was conducting his weekly ward development tour in the Kamara, commissioned two water projects, (Milimani and Kamara water projects), Kiptenden Polytechnic and issued driving licenses to 20 youths.
He noted that the now qualified drivers have been empowered adding that there is a lot of opportunities in driving.
While promising supply of power to the polytechnic, governor Mbugua urged the residents of Kamara Ward to make use of the polytechnic to advance their knowledge in different fields of technical trainings.
He also called on the local leadership and the security team to make sure these projects are taken care of to avoid vandalism.
‘We shall waste a lot of money if we do not take care of this projects that will benefit us. We should own them because they are ours,’ he said.
He also called on residents to work with their leaders adding that this is not the time for politics but development.
On the issue of a bypass construction in Total area of Mau-Summit by a Chinese company, where hundreds of people will be displaced, Mbugua called on them to be patient as talks are being carried out by the relevant authorities urging them not to be hostile because the project will benefit all of them.