BBI AND POLITICS

Governor Nyoro roots for BBI, says it will ensure equitable revenue sharing

He appeals to residents to read and comprehend the document

In Summary
  • Nyoro said it was important that Central Kenya supports the document since nobody knows who will form future governments.

     

  • He thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for picking Kiambu as the venue for next year's Madaraka day celebrations.
Kiambu governor James Nyoro addressing residents of Limuru town.
Kiambu governor James Nyoro addressing residents of Limuru town.
Image: GEORGE MUGO
Kiambu governor James Nyoro waves at Limuru residents as he walks on roads tarmacked by World Bank.
Kiambu governor James Nyoro waves at Limuru residents as he walks on roads tarmacked by World Bank.
Image: GEORGE MUGO

 

Kiambu residents have been asked to read and support the BBI report because the initiative will ensure equitable allocation of the national revenue.

Governor James Nyoro said it was important that Central Kenya residents support the document since nobody knows who will form future governments.

He said it will be unlikely that future presidents will ignore the region after the proposed constitutional changes.

The governor noted that the region had given three of the country's four presidents since Independence.

Nyoro spoke on Wednesday at Limuru town during a tour on World Bank- funded projects.

He said the World Bank funded the county through municipalities. Limuru municipality, which serves both Lari and Limuru constituencies, received Sh153 million for road tarmacking, street lighting and construction of a bus park.

He said his intention was to ensure that the town is a 24-hour economy for  markets, shops, supermarkets, butcheries and groceries.

The governor said lights will be installed in Limuru market so that traders continue their operations for longer periods as opposed to today when they close as early as 6pm due to lack of electricity.

He thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for picking Kiambu as the venue for next year's Madaraka day celebrations.

He said Sh600 million has been allocated for the refurbishment of Kirigiti stadium in Kiambu town where the ceremony will be held.

He announced that Manguo, Bathi, Roromo and Tigoni boreholes will supply piped water to Ngarariga, Kamandura, Ndeiya, Kiriri, Limuru town and  adjacent regions when they are completed.

The governor was accompanied by MCAs Joseph Kahenya (Limuru Central), Ngige Karuga (Limuru East), nominated MCA Nduta wa Muongi and county secretary Martin Njogu.

Njogu urged residents to ignore insults, gossip and misleading information on social media.

A group calling itself MCAs Who Lost asked politicians to shelve politics, saying this was the time to work and to support Nyoro and his administration.