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Kisumu County gets 28 new administrative units

By Kevine Omollo | Updated Mon, July 17th 2017 at 00:00 GMT +3
Kisumu county commissioner Maalim Mohamed. (Photo: Denish Ochieng/ Standard)

Twenty-eight new administrative units have been created in the county.

Through Kenya Gazette Notice Number 80 of June 21, 2017, the Ministry of Interior has created five divisions, seven locations and 16 sub-locations.

The new divisions include Central Nyakach in Nyakach sub-county, Kisumu Central in Kisumu town, Holo in Kisumu West and Kolwa and Kajulu divisions in Kisumu East.

The new units were created after lobbying by area leaders who said the current units were becoming ungovernable due to the fast growing population estimated to be slightly over 1.2 million.

County Commissioner Maalim Mohammed unveiled the new administrative units at an event in Nyakach Central.

"Apart from providing services to the people, the (new) areas will promote development and job creation, as the headquarters will attract investments and human traffic," said Mr Maalim, adding that the units would become operational after the August polls.

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