Environment matters in Nakuru County

National Govt to Support County in Resolving Land Issues

9th MAY 2016 – The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development will set up camp in Nakuru to provide technical support to the County Government of Nakuru lands department with the intention of finding lasting solutions to land matters in the County.

According to the Principal Secretary in the Lands Ministry Mariamu El Maawy who paid the Nakuru County deputy governor a courtesy call Monday said, land matters in the country need to be resolved before the next general elections to avoid tension and conflict.

She noted that the ministry will now work closely with the National Land Commission, the Parliamentary Committee on Lands and the land department in counties to bring a closure to all pending land issues and cases.

‘We have noted with concern that information getting to the local mwananchi regarding land issues are sometimes contradicting because we have not synchronized our working relationships across the board. There is need to harmonize our services because all of us want to serve Kenyans effectively. This unity in working will also simplify the process of closure because we shall be able to identify the thematic areas to be worked on,’ said the PS.

The PS also mentioned that the ministry will deploy 15 teams of officers to be dedicated to different counties who are going to work with the locals in registration of different lands.

Multiple identification of titles and forgeries are the key thematic areas the teams will also address while working with the county officers in, Mariamu added.

Deputy governor Joseph Ruto reiterated the need to address land matters in the county with urgency. He noted the many pending land issues in Nakuru including the Mau caveats, Ruyobei, Oljorai, Banita and Barina farms among others might be a source of conflict.

‘If we work together we shall solve these issues before the next elections. This will ease the tension that land issues bring especially during campaign times and we all know its sensitivity,’ Ruto said.

The deputy governor also called on the ministry of lands to be fair in issuance of title deeds to people saying that all communities should feel involved and satisfied with the process.

The PS later led her team including County Government of Nakuru officials to Molo to issues title deeds to residents.

Others leaders present were MPs Jacob Macharia – Molo, Kimani Ngunjiri – Bahati, John Kihagi – Naivasha, MCAs among other county officers.

Prevailing Peace A Boost To Nakuru’s Development – President Kenyatta

By Jackie Ruto

17th March 2016 – H.E. the President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the construction of the Nakuru Interchange Road network has been largely facilitated by the prevailing peace especially in Nakuru County and around the country.

The president was speaking during the launch of the construction of the road network yesterday in Kamara, Kuresoi North that will also see the rehabilitation of the Molo- Olenguruone- Kibunja road, which has been in a dilapidated state for many years.

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Uhuru noted that the road network will facilitate smooth operations for farming and other businesses in the area as well as build the economy of this county.

‘Am so impressed with the hard work and peace all of you have put in place to bring development to this county. As you all know peace efforts started in Nakuru even before we were elected and we want to maintain that. The works on this major road will also see the tarmacking of Molo town,’ he said.

The president also launched the construction of 3 interchanges at Mau- Summit area, which are envisioned to ease the flow of traffic along the busy highway.

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At the same time, during his several stopovers at Molo, Elburgon and Njoro, Uhuru assured all Kenyans of the national government commitment towards ensuring all eligible Kenyans are registered as voters.

‘We are ready release more funds to IEBC to make sure the voter registration exercise continues. We have heard that some people have not been captured and we want every Kenyan to exercise their right to vote come the next general elections,’ said Uhuru.

He further called on registrar of persons to issue IDs to youth where they live rather than subjecting them to unnecessary processes or sending them to areas where they were born.

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On his part, Nakuru Governor H.E. Kinuthia Mbugua welcomed and lauded the president and his deputy for their good work.

He said the commissioned road would solve almost all the problems facing the residents of the various areas in the county where the road network will pass through.

Earlier on, the President who was accompanied by his deputy William Ruto commissioned the Shs 6 billion Chemususu water project in Baringo county.

‘Very soon we are also coming back to commission Itare dam which is another huge water project that will end water crisis in Nakuru, added Uhuru.