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PS Hinga tells off individuals politicizing Government Projects

Principal Secretary (PS) State Department of Housing and Urban Development Charles Hinga decried that there is tendency of individuals moving to courts to challenge major projects initiated by government.

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Principal Secretary (PS) State Department of Housing and Urban Development Charles Hinga,Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and other guests during the groundbreaking ceremony for the affordable Housing project in Kivumbini.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Kenyans have been warned against politicizing key government projects that are aimed at transforming livelihoods.

Principal Secretary (PS) State Department of Housing and Urban Development Charles Hinga decried that there is tendency of individuals moving to courts to challenge major projects initiated by government.

He said such a move is hindrance to achieving the big 4 government’s agenda including affordable Housing.

Speaking in Nakuru on Thursday when he officiated groundbreaking of affordable housing project at Kivumbini Ward, Nakuru East,the PS called on Kenyans to support government in achieving the Big 4 Agenda.

“We have individuals who have been moving to courts with huge money to block some of these projects but we shall not be intimidated as a Government. If we can stop politicizing key projects and focus on delivering in big 4 agenda in bridging the gap of those who have and those who do not have” said Hinga.

The PS lauded the Project in Kivumbini, terming it the first project under the affordable housing agenda that will show how the national government shall partner with private developer to achieve the same.

He reiterated that the focus is now on governments partnering with private sector in a move aimed at enabling private sector thrives in the country.

“Affordable Housing is not about low quality but high quality to deliver on article 43 on fundamental rights which are no negotiable. Today heralds a new chapter for Nakuru county” he said.

According to the PS the government is working towards addressing the challenges that have been there in the housing sector.

Kings Developers Limited has been awarded the project that will see 605 units constructed on the 7.5-acres-piece of land at PIDA estate of Kivumbini Ward.

Director Yusuf Hassan Ali assured that the project that will offer job opportunities to many locals will be complete within 30 months.

“This is a 605 units-project with many extra amenities and shall be completed within 30 months” he said.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui on his part welcomed the project stating that it will see Kivumbini transformed.

According to Kinyanjui, lower part of Nakuru has been marked for urban renewal program hence called on locals to work closely with government.

“In another 20 years, we won’t have these slums anymore. Vertical space development Housing is key in ensuring enough land for agriculture. We have marked this lower part of Nakuru for Urban renewal program” he said.

Similar sentiments echoed by Area MCA Wilbur Onyango who termed the project as one of its kind in Kivumbini Ward.

The MCA appealed to the developer to also consider Corporate Social responsibility(CSR) activities towards schools and other amenities in the area.

“This is the best project ever in this Ward.My appeal is that the developer will also consider CSR for the area. As leaders from Kivumbini, Biashara and Flamingo we support this and the community will also benefit” said MCA Onyango.

The ceremony was also attended by Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir,Nakuru CECs,Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus Mbui among others.

 

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New dawn for Kivumbini Ward Politics as Luo community endorses independent candidate Neto Sakwa Alukutsa

Speaking at Christian Brotherhood Church in Manyani, Kivumbini Ward on Sunday, Sakwa vowed to ensure leadership of inconclusiveness once he makes it in the August Polls.

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Kivumbini Ward Independent Candidate Neto Sakwa Alukutsa(Centre) flanked by former competitors Marcel Mulah and Alphonce Owino.

It is a new dawn in Kivumbini Ward Politics in Nakuru Town East constituency following the endorsement of Independent candidature of Neto Sakwa Alukutsa by Luo community.

In a ceremony which brought together family, clergy, elders and friends from both Mulembe Nation and JokaNyanam Community in Kivumbini Ward, the two communities saw a Memorandum of Understanding reached.

Under the MoU, Sakwa committed to protect the interest of all tribes and social classes who reside within the ward.

Speaking at Christian Brotherhood Church in Manyani, Kivumbini Ward on Sunday, Sakwa vowed to ensure leadership of inconclusiveness once he makes it in the August Polls.

“We have suffered a lot but this time round with proper team work we can deliver the seat and end this issue where the people of Kivumbini have been denied that democracy to participate in party primaries by those who have resources. Under my leadership, I will ensure that fair distribution of resources, bursary and development projects through needs-based consultations and all inclusive priorities via public participation platforms” said Sakwa.

It will be noted that Kivumbini is a strong ODM zone in Nakuru with majority of those who have led the Ward before having been elected on ODM ticket.

However, as things stand now there is a clear paradigm shift in the politics of the cosmopolitan Ward.

This has been occasioned by the fact that the people have on many occassions denied the chance to participate in a free and fair nominations.

In 2017 for instance, the nomination exercise by the ODM party did not sail through smoothly leading to unclear fate where newcomer in politics Wilbur Onyango was handed the certificate.Came 2022 and the ODM primaries that were to take place on 1st April did not take place with the National Elections Board led by Catherine Muma citing insecurity issues.

It later emerged that the ODM party had issued two certificates to incumbent Wilbur Onyango and one Hussein. It is however not clear whose name among the two was forwarded to the IEBC.

But with the new development where Sakwa-an independent candidate was endorsed by Luo community for his continued support to the people at all times, is a clear indicator that there is a change in politics of Kivumbini.

The endorsement was witnessed by among others Elder Stanley Kinuthia on behalf of Manyani Landlords and Bishop Geoffrey Buliba of the Christian Brotherhood Church (CBC Upendo) on behalf of Kivumbini clergy.

Present at the function were his former ODM competitors Marcel Mulah and Alphonce Owino.

It will be recalled that former Jubilee aspirant for the seat James Kihoria Nandwa has also in the recent days declared that he will be supporting Sakwa.

The Kivumbini Ward seat has so far attracted the incumbent Wilbur Onyango(ODM), Neto Sakwa(Independent), Rukia Wanjiru(UDA) and Robert Moita of Jubilee Party among others.

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Boost for Neto Sakwa’s MCA bid as former Jubilee aspirant vows total support

Speaking to this writer, Sakwa commended Kihoria for sacrificing his ambition to support him.
He vowed to ensure leadership of inclusivity where citizens are key in decision-making.

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Kivumbini Ward MCA independent candidate Neto Sakwa Alukutsa.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Kivumbini Ward MCA independent candidate Neto Sakwa Alukutsa has received a major boost after former Jubilee aspirant for the seat James Kihoria Nandwa vowed to back him.

Kihoria who was denied Jubilee party ticket in favour of Robert Moita took to social media on Thursday with message, “After great soul searching n self analysis…l wish to state without fear of contradiction…without any push and pull…I will support Hon.Sakwa on his independent candidature because of many reasons n leadership qualities”.

According to Kihoria, Sakwa who was denied ODM ticket despite being popular, has stood with the people
He was n is still with the people when during tribulations of Corona, during demise in terms of contributions n availability and that Sakwa has great knowledge on matters social audit n public participation in budgetary matters of county.

While calling on Kivumbini residents to rally their support for Sakwa whom he termed as a mature and a great peace ambassador as seen thorough his responses on social media.

“When people would fight in social media he always has the ambiance to bring back peace.He is a great resident ranging from the days when he lived with his uncle Bishop Buliba in Kaloleni A in the 90s.”

Kihoria urged his supporters to rally behind Sakwa for a better Kivumbini Ward after August polls.

Sakwa will be battling it out in the August 9 polls with among others the incumbent Wilbur Onyango of ODM and Rukia Wanjiru of UDA.

Speaking to this writer, Sakwa commended Kihoria for sacrificing his ambition to support him.

He vowed to ensure leadership of inclusivity where citizens are key in decision-making.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flamingo Ward MCA urges electorates to make good use of voter verification exercise

This, he says will ensure no more conflicts come voting day on August 9.

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Flamingo Ward MCA Eddy Kiragu.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Flamingo Ward MCA Eddy Kiragu has urged residents to make good use of the voter verification exercise.

In a message to his electorates, Kiragu noted that the exercise is key in ensuring every voter’s particulars are right.

This, he says will ensure no more conflicts come voting day on August 9.

“Let’s confirm our voting status.This is a paramount exercise towards August polls” said Kiragu.

The youthful MCA was elected in 2017 on Jubilee party ticket.

However, he will be defending his seat on UDA ticket.

Kiragu believes in transformational leadership aimed at improving lives of the electorates.

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