Nakuru leaders press on with quest for city status
Attending meetingThose at the meeting were Senator Susan Kihika, Deputy Governor Erick Korir (representing Governor Lee Kinyanjui), MPs David Gikaria, Samuel Arama, Kimani Kuria, Kimani Ngunjiri, Lisa Chelule and Jane Kihara. Others were Finance Cabinet Administrative Secretary Nelson Gaichuhie and County Commissioner Erastus Mbui.
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DevelopmentMr Gaichuhie said Nakuru’s elevation into a city was long overdue. “A city will bring a lot of development and will open up Nakuru. I believe the time is ripe after having been a municipality for such a long time,” he said. Dr Korir said it was good to have leaders work together for unity and development. “The meeting has been good and we hope that it will improve the working relationships between elected leaders and the county government.” Mr Mbui urged politicians opposed to the plan to grant Nakuru city status to resolve matters raised with the county government and get an amicable solution. “The issue of city status rose during our discussion and we agreed that there shall be further consultations with the county government,” he said.
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