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Laikipia leaders dismiss Kiunjuri on County HQs

05 September 2012, 10:57 James Kabotia

The National Alliance (TNA) Laikipia branch has dismissed GNU’s party leader Mwangi Kiunjuri on the selection of Rumuruti town as the new headquarter of Laikipia County.

The TNA leaders who had met at a hotel in Nanyuki town claim that the Laikipia East Mp made his own declaration of shifting the headquarters to Rumuruti town from where it had earlier been agreed upon at Mutara town.

According to Laikipia County’s TNA chairman Christopher Maitho, the public works Assistant Minister had made his own ultimate decision on where the headquarters should be without consulting residents of Laikipia who are the main stakeholders of the county.

“I think it is a high time when people should refute Mr. Kiunjuri’s utterances made at Rumuruti town on Monday because he is not Laikipia and nobody should make such decisions just because of his own political campaigns”, said Mr. Maitho.

He further said that such matters touching on county headquarters selection should be dealt with diligently without relying on an individual declaration as outlined in Tuesday’s local media.

Mr. Maitho also added that the government had suspended the process of headquarters selection, adding that it is the right time to unite people of Laikipia instead of making such decisions without their assent.

Amongst the leaders present at the meeting was Laikipia West KANU Chairman Wilson Janjo who also claimed that there was a committee which had been selected to conduct the process and resolved that the headquarter offices be located at Mutara town.

Mr. Janjo also added that the sudden resolution by the Laikipia East Mp Mwangi Kiunjuri to transfer the headquarters from the agreed location was wanting.

“As leaders of Laikipia, we have refused that report by Mr. Kiunjuri and we are agitating that the people of Laikipia be final decision makers but not an individual’s decision”, said Mr. Janjo.

At the same time, Maitho urged people to join TNA as it is fully in support of Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta in the presidential race.

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