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An aerial view of a section of Nakuru town. [File]

Senators are set to review an application by Nakuru town to be elevated to a city.

Today, the Senate Committee on Devolution is expected to meet residents as part of the review process. In a notice issued by County Secretary Benjamin Njoroge, the county administration has asked residents to turn up for the meeting.

“Following the application of city status by the Municipal Board of Nakuru, you are invited to a consultative meeting for the review of the application on Monday at the Old Town Hall,” the notice read in part.

On February 20, Governor Lee Kinyanjui appeared before the committee and submitted a report that had compiled views from different players on the elevation.

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Mr Kinyanjui said all was set for the town to be elevated, with numerous projects underway that will complement the coveted status. 

“We have made huge steps towards attaining city status since Nakuru was awarded the Municipal Charter,” said Kinyanjui.

The cabinet approved the Urban Areas and Cities Amendment Bill, 2017 paving way for Nakuru and Eldoret towns to be elevated to cities.

Once the committee makes the review, it will table it in the Senate, which will be required to approve it. After that, the president can grant the town a city charter.


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