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Space shortage causes devolution in Laikipia

30 May 2013, 14:34 James Kabotia

Laikipia  - Laikipia Governor Joshua Irungu Wakahora yesterday pointed out that there is an acute shortage of offices and other infrastructure in Nanyuki town.

Irungu observed that there is need to devolve some offices, saying that some executive members will be located in Nyahururu, Nanyuki, Dol Dol and Rumuruti towns.   

“Relocating the offices to the four different towns will enable us to de-congest our headquarters as well as providing ample space for proper work,” said Irungu.

He said that the offices in Nanyuki town are very few to accommodate the entire county government.

He was speaking during the swearing in ceremony of five of the recently approved executive members.

Irungu urged them to forget ethnic and political differences and provide servant leadership for the people of Laikipia.

He told the executive members not to consider him as their boss but as driver who will work with them navigate the county towards prosperity.

A team comprising three men and two women was sworn into office by the Interim Transition Authority after they were approved by the county assembly.

The Interim Transition Authority County Secretary Miano Kariuki sworn in the five members in the presence of Governor Irungu.

They are Joel Wamichwe of finance, planning and county development, Agnes Keshine of office of the governor, county administration, public service, special programmes, disaster management, security, cohesion and inter governmental relations.

Others were Duncan Mwariri of agriculture, irrigation, livestock development, environment and natural resources, John Bosco Akaale of education, science, information, communication and technology and Virginia Nderitu who will head the docket of roads, transport, land, housing, energy and public works.

However, the executive nominee in charge of Health and sanitation Dr David Njoroge was not sworn in as the governor said he is out of the country.

Also awaited to be sworn in if they are approved by county assembly are  nominee for gender, culture, social development, sports, children and youth affairs, and trade, commerce, tourism and enterprise development nominee.

The two Jane Putunoi and Ann Jeptoo were vetted by members of Committee on appointments last week and are expected to be either approved or rejected by the county assembly today.

The new members of the executive committee vowed to obey the laws as entailed in the constitution of Kenya and work without favour or discrimination.

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