Tunai pushes on with bid to make Narok a city

Narok Governor Samuel Tunai addresses county primary teachers at a past function. [Standard]
The county plans to unveil a municipality board for Narok county next week in a push to have the town elevated to a city.

Announcing this last Sunday, Governor Samuel Tunai said the appointment of the board will be a major step towards changing the county headquarters' status.

“Making the town a municipality is a step towards our quest of a city status, and I thank the county assembly members for overwhelmingly approving the municipality charter when it reached them,” he said.

However, the plan has been opposed by a number of leaders in the county who claim that the public has not been fully involved.

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Narok North MP Moitalel ole Kenta has been on record expressing his reservations with the creation of the municipality. He argued that the town's expansion might eat into community lands whose owners have not been consulted.

Mr Kenta threatened to move to court to compel the county assembly to recall the municipality charter and only approve it after sufficient public participation is conducted.

But Tunoi has told off the critics, saying there is no turning back on the city status plan "which is widely supported"

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