Nakuru Deputy Governor warns politicians peddling lies on city status benefits

Dishonesty among politicians may make Nakuru Municipality residents feel left out in the journey to the City status.

Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr. Erick Korir has warned that some politicians were out to peddle lies on the City’s benefits.

He dispelled sentiments made by a section of politicians that the cost of living would go up once Nakuru Municipality becomes a City.

He explained that any change on taxes, rates and other charges must first go through public participation, debated and passed by the County Assembly of Nakuru.

He was speaking at Kivumbini Ward in Nakuru Town East sub-County on Thursday where he opened ECDE classes at Baharini, Nakuru East and Kaloleni Primary Schools.

The Deputy Governor also launched the construction of a 3.7 kilometers storm water drainage system that will cost Sh140 million.

Nakuru leaders led by Senator Susan Kihika had earlier in the month stated that the upgrading of Nakuru Municipality into a city should be suspended for 10 years citing unpreparedness.

Dr Korir said the Nakuru Municipality was working round the clock to meet all the requirements to have the City status charter by the end of the year.

Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria said the concerned agencies should ensure that the lives of the ordinary people should not be affected negatively by the City status.

PHOTO/Dr.Korir:Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir has a word with Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria and MCAs Wilbur Onyango(Kivumbini),Peter Njoroge Wanyaguthie(Biashara Ward).