The Governor of Kajiado County Dr. David Nkedianye yesterday joined wananchi of Kajiado in celebrating mashujaa day at KCB grounds in Kajiado central.
Dr. Nkedianye was accompanied by his deputy governor Paul Ntiati, members of the county assembly, Kajiado central MP Elijah Kanchori Memusi, county commissioner and other county officials, he inspected a guard of honour from the security forces and the Kenya scouts before being entertained with songs by different schools and choirs from all over the county in an event where citizens turned out in large numbers.
The governor outline several development projects done by his government since its formation. According to the governor Ksh 400m have been allocated to develop the markets across the county.
“we have committed over 400m to developing markets in Oloitokitok, Kimana, Isinya, Kiserian, Ngong, Matasia ,Namanga and many other in this financial year. This projects will be funded in the next two years.” Said Nkedianye
On roads and public works the Dr. Nkedianye said a lot of roads are being opened up and other tarmacked to meet the need of wananchi.
“We are expanding and improving existing roads networks in the urban and rural areas and we have tarmacked several roads to improve accessibility to needy places like government facilities and we have started constructing bus parking bays in Kitengela which is almost complete and Ngong which is in progress. We are doing this to ease the traffic jam in our towns.” Noted the governor.
In education and sports, the governor said his administration is doing a lot of improvement to the sector
“We already have six polytechnic in Entasopia, Saikeri, Namelok, Isinya and meto. A total of 138 ECDE classrooms have been constructed across the county and we will equip the classes with qualified teachers. We have allocated 65 million on bursary to benefit our children.”
He also congratulated Alex Sampao who won gold in the 4x400m relay in Congo and hails from the county and other talents like pupils from Olkejuado primary school and AIC girls.
Local leaders including Ildamat MCA hon. Mutunkei appealed to the area member of parliament Elijah Memusi to ensure that they come up with amendments concerning the Land bill 2015 so as to set the bill in line with the spirit of constitution
Area MP Elijah Memusi lauded the County government for its efforts in ensuring that they give priority to development projects that residents need most, for instance building of ECDE centers in remote areas where education was a huge challenge to parents. He added that he is impressed by how the County government has managed its resources.
The area MP also assured NYS workers that he will ensure that they resume their duties so as to continue to provide opportunities to the youth and women.
In his speech, the County commissioner Mr. Harsame Kello challenged residents not to engage themselves in unlawful activities as a way of communicating their grievances, “I urge all residents to be pursue the rule of law as they practice their constitutional obligation of conducting demonstrations so as to avoid hiccups between them and the government.
He also argued leaders to unite all county residents regardless of their tribe, religion, and any other affiliation.
This was the 52nd Mashujaa day since Kenya got independence. As a county we have made progress, we still have a long journey to go ahead of us in securing the dignity of our county citizens.