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I'm ready to work, says Governor

28 March 2013, 15:27 Steve Wambugu

Residents of Nakuru County should brace themselves for tremendous economic growth, guaranteed security and equal representation, newly sworn in governor Kinuthia Mbugua said.

Addressing residents of Nakuru and invited dignitaries soon after being sworn in by justice Anyara Emukule at the Afraha Annexe on Wednesday, Kinuthia said that he will get down to business immediately giving priority to improvement of infrastructure across the county.

He said that in order to fulfill his promise of creating employment for the youth, his leadership will endeavor to attract both local and external investors with focus on revamping local industries.

He said that investors from South Africa and America had already shown interest to invest in the pyrethrum sector thus the decision not to sell major assets belonging to the pyrethrum board of Kenya.

Touching on virtually every sector of the economy, Kinuthia pledged to improve Helath care through restocking of  health facilitaties, promotion of tourism as well as expansion of the energy sector.

While pledging to stir Nakuru into a 24hour economy, Kinuthia said that all these dreams cannot be realized without peace in the county and therefore called on all Kenyans to co-exist peacefully.

The former administration police commandant challenged all politicians to put aside their political differences and instead forge ahead for the common good of developing Nakuru County.

He said that he is committed to upholding the one third gender rule while recognizing the minority communities and the physically challenged.

His deputy Joseph Kibore Ruto, said that peace was essential if Nakuru was to develop, adding that recurrent tribal clashes had contributed to stalled development of the area.

He said that together with Kinuthia, they will provide participatory and responsive leadership in line with the promises they made during their campaigns.

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