BY ALBERT NYAKUNDI
Kiambu Governor James Nyoro has urged residents to read the BBI report for themselves saying it has a lot of goodies for the county and the region at large.
He said the County is developing because of the shs 9 billion from the equitable revenue share from the National Government.
He said more development can be achieved if additional money was pumped into the county through the Building Bridges Initiative.
“Do not be cheated. We must be sober. I am confident our county assembly will support the BBI then we sit with you at the county Hall and go through the document.” he said.
His sentiments were echoed by his deputy Joyce Ngugi.
“Read between the lines for yourselves. We need more money for such projects.” She said.
The duo spoke on Friday afternoon at Kiambu matatu terminus when Nyoro launched a 1-kilometer bypass between Red Nova that traverses Old Kiambu town.
He said it will decongest traffic in the town.
It joins the main Kiambu-Githunguri road near the county headquarters.
” In a year, we have rehabilitated many roads across the county.” Nyoro said.
He said the president promised to pump more development funds to the county to complete a bypass from Juja town which traverses Juja farm up to Garissa road.
“If you are headed to Garissa, it won’t be a must to go through Thika Town,” Nyoro said.
The Governor said his administration is committed to light up some parts of the county that have never been connected to the main power grid.
This he said include Witeithie and Ngoliba among others.
Nyoro said negotiations are in top gear to compensate the Kenya Postal Corporation after it moved to court to compel the county to surrender two parcels of land that the county allegedly grabbed to construct matatu stages.
Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu then said the two parcels of land were idle and there was need to decongest the matatu stages.
The contested properties are in Thika at Makongeni and Kiambu town.
“We have agreed that the corporation will withdraw the case from court because we have agreed to compensate them.” Nyoro said.