“H.E The Governor with Trade CO jason Ketente in mashuuru when they attended the thanksgiving ceremony by ILANYUAK LE MASHUURU”
H.E Governor Dr.David Nkedianye joined Ilanyuak Le Mashuru in Kikurro town Mashuru district
Kajiado East, to celebrate a thanksgiving ceremony. Nkedianye accompanied byhis Protocol officer
John Loisa, C.O for Trade Gideon Ketente and other county officials witnessed the commendable
ceremony held by ILANYUAK. It was last month that the Governor opened an official building built by
the organization that led them to hold the thanksgiving as a sign of appreciating a noble work done.
The Building was built by ILNYUAK LE MASHUURU SAND HAVERSTER COOPERATIVE
SOCIETY. This is an informal youth group, into a million institution. Set up by young men of Imaroro
ward who engage in scooping and loading of sand to Lorries and registered as cooperative in the
main objective was to control sand in river beds, banks and water catchments areas and arrange
levy payments by the transporters which will promote members financials welfare, unity and among
others conserve environment in the affected areas and since inception the society had been
growing steady but this does not mean all has been well ILANYUAK LE MASHUURU SAND
HARVESTER COOPERATIVE SOCIETY is today a million shilling institution with 460 members and
a net asset base of about Ksh.45 million, is feted amongst the leading biggest sand harvesters
societies in membership and capital base cooperative in kajiado county.
Speaking during the occasion the Governor challenged the crowd to embrace unity and join hands to
do a lot of good work, mentioning that as one of good example and how successful it can be.
Nkedianye urged them not choose any job. “We have been shown that young people can join hands
and do a lot of good work, this is one example of how successful we can be. We celebrate them and
encourage them to move forward, as a county government we will work closely with them to ensure
they have attained their dreams. We encourage them not to choose any job.’’ Nkedianye said
the county boss assured them of great support from his government to reinforce the society and
looking forward to a future where they will diversify their income and where they can have other
sources from which they can get profit apart from sand harvesting. The Governor urged them to
attend trainings offered by his government to the young people to build the capacity of their
cooperatives and make sure they become stronger and save more
Nkedianye urged sand harvesters not to overload the Lorries since the overloaded Lorries are
destroying a lot of bridges and roads. C.O Ketente lauded the work done and encourage youth to
embrace in that way of cooperation to better their lives standard. He also added that is the right
direction to go meanwhile it will help to avoid drugs abuse and other misbehaviors ways. Ketente
embolden them to plant trees since it is a virtue that will enable them in conservation of trees.