County's Sh300m hospital facelift plan facing dispute
SEE ALSO :Tenant kills landlord over Sh6,000 rentLast month while visiting geothermal projects in Olkaria, President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) to set aside the money for the upgrading of the hospital. Residents have been angered by what they claimed was the county administration's failure to engage them, and have approached local leaders asking them to collect signatures. Planned petition The signatures are to be used to petition the county administration against its unilateral decision to form the committee. Former Nakuru County Assembly majority leader Stanley Karanja condemned the county's plans, which he said would be resisted by the residents. Mr Karanja, who is the Naivasha East MCA, none of the elected leaders in Naivasha were consulted when the committee was formed. “This committee does not have the blessings of the local leadership and the public was not consulted. We shall petition the governor on this,” said Karanja. The sentiments were echoed by the chief executive officer of the Naivasha Professionals Association, Absolom Mukuusi. In a statement to the press, Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui said KenGen would handle procurement and financing issues, while his office would be involved only in design and supervision. “It is good to note that a technical team is made of architects, engineers, planners and quantity surveyors only,” Mr Kinyanjui said.
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