MP Gikaria faults county for harassing locals through defunct municipal court

Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria has hit out at the county government of Nakuru over what he termed is misuse of the ‘county court’ at the governor’s office to harass locals.

Addressing media in Nakuru on Monday, the vocal legislator who has been in headlines for defending the welfare of the common citizens claims that the courts of the defunct municipal council are now being used by the county officials to harass locals.

According to the legislator, the defunct municipal court should not be in operation as there is Nakuru Law courts in place.He says they will be pushing to have it removed at the County headquarters so that cases of citizens being harassed are not witnessed any more.

“County government is not supposed to run a court. They are using the same to harass citizens and we shall now be pushing to see to it that it is done away with” said Gikaria.

The legislator also hitting at the county government of Nakuru for not coming out clear on whether the Municipal boards of Nakuru and Naivasha are functional or not.According to Gikaria, if the boards were functional then some duties that are being carried out by the count government would have been delegated to the boards as Nakuru looks forward to becoming a city.

He was responding to grievances raised by digital taxi operators in Nakuru who claimed the county government was harassing them over parking bays within CBD.

Gikaria says such issues of transport sector would have been dealt by the Boards.

“I want to call upon the governor to delegate the responsibility of the board. You cannot tell us the board is in place yet we are not seeing it work” said Gikaria.

It should be noted that Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui already signed the Municipal Charter that will enable Nakuru attain city status.

Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria [Source/Gikaria official Facebook]