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County governments racing to construct governors home

By Boniface Gikandi | May 24th 2021
Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria addressing parents of the 2,000 students who education is facilitated by Nyota Zetu Education programmes on May 10, 2021 [Boniface Gikandi, Standard]

County governments in Mt Kenya are racing against time to complete the construction of residences for their three top leaders as ordered by the Salaries Remuneration Commission (SRC).

In Murang'a, Sh95 million has been set aside in the 2021-22 budget for construction the governor' house, his deputy and speaker at Sh45 million, Sh40 million and Sh10 million respectively.

Maragua will host the governor's residence, Kangema town for the deputy governor and Kiharu for the speaker.

SRC recommends construction of residential houses for the officers instead of renting or leasing to save money. 

In Meru, the governor's mansion is at the roofing stage while Nyeri is yet to identify land.

Governor Mwangi wa Iria has proposed to spend Sh150 million to procure fertilizer, hybrid seeds and other inputs.

In the cooperative sector, there is a proposal to allocate Sh20 million through Wachuuzi Sacco (Small Traders Support), dairy support and cow ownership at Sh5 million.

Others are a second milk production line at Murang'a County Cremaries (MCC) at Sh100 million and Sh11 million for animal feed manufacturing plant. 

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