More Districts in Trans-Nzoia


President Kibaki created a new district and issued 3,000 title deeds to farmers in the North Rift during a campaign tour Thursday. He also ordered increased security on the border of Trans Nzoia East and West Pokot districts. It being barely five months after the president split Trans-Nzoia District into Kitale West and Kitale East, Kwanza Distrct will now have its headquarters at Endebess, which was formerly a divisional centre.

Speaking while campaigning in Kwanza and Cherangany, he asked people who had fled their farms to return, saying that security would be beefed up in the area.

In Kiminini, the President, who was accompanied by ministers Musikari Kombo, John Michuki, Noah Wekesa and Kipruto Kirwa, and Saboti PNU candidate Eugene Wamalwa issued 3,000 title deeds to a section of Saboti residents.

He said the title deeds would enable them secure loans from banks, adding that the Government had already set aside Sh3 billion as fund for women and youth.

He promised that the Government would look into the problems of an estimated 34,000 squatters in Saboti and Kwanza. 

“We are going to ensure that the security of Kwanza people is safeguarded by having more security personnel on the ground,” the President said.  He instucted Internal Security minister, Mr John Michuki to post a DC, vehicles and other necessary equipment to make the new district functional. “Kijana huyu John Michuki atatuma DC hii wiki ijayo. Kwa hivyo kazi iendelee”. He was on his second day of his three day campaign in the North Rift region.

On Wednesday the president toured Nandi Hills in Nandi South and Kapsabet town in Nandi North and addressed a rally at Nandi Bears Golf Course grounds where he also created a new district. At endebess Kibaki announced tyhat the road between the town and Suam on the Kenya-Uganda border would be tarmacked. He also added that the government would seek funds to buy land to settle 20,000 squatters. He promised to have a power transformer installed at Kapomboi trading centre.


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