Nakuru MCA releases his two-years transformation report card

Peter Mbae

Kabazi Ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae has released his two years transformation Report card as a way of ensuring he is accountable to the people of Kabazi who elected him in 2017 General elections.

Mbae holds a PHD in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega besides having masters in Mass Communication.

Speaking to this writer just ten days after releasing the report, the vocal Nakuru county assembly member says the report will serve as his accountability statement to the people.

While reiterating that there is need for a total change in leadership format of the country, Dr.Mbae who becomes the first MCA in Nakuru county and Kenya at large to release such accountability report says he is committed to sacrifice and work extra hard, at all times, in all honesty and utmost good faith to serve Kabazi Ward.

According to the Phd-holder, leaders should always endeavor at all times to consult and involve the people in decision making, create networks and partnerships to help accelerate development.

“We need to change the leadership in this country by ensuring that we elect people who know what they are elected for which is to transform the lives of the people” says Mbae.

With much anchorage on achieving grassroot transformation through citizen ownership, engagement and participation in integrated social economic empowerment results framework, the MCA has been able to deliver on quite a number of projects since he assumed office in 2017.

He humbly admits that this has been made possible through the, working and coordination with the County Government, National Government State departments and agencies, Subukia County HODs, development partners, Friends of Kabazi, Kabazi Ward Professionals and Business Community Forum and other stakeholders.

In the Water sector, the residents of Kabazi have a reason to smile as several water tanks and boreholes have been installed among them Marigu,Gitura,Ruiru as well as rehabilitation of several dams in the area.

Other projects that have been planned for the financial year 2019/2020-2020/2021 include equipping and piping of Kamuohi,Gitura,Ndungiri,Marigu,Endao,Ruiru,Akuisi,Kihoto and Karumaindo boreholes.The locals have also been able to get clean water –thanks to the partnership with One Kenya based in USA where 12,500 households benefiting with water filters.

The two years scorecard also revealing that the infrastructure sector in Kabazi Ward has not been neglected with already several roads upgraded and culverts installed besides the ongoing grading of 130kms of access roads across the Ward, murrumming of 20kms access roads.

According to the report, already 1.5kms of access roads will be tarmacked in the financial year 2019/2020-2020/2021 besides grading and murruming of access roads in the war.

The MCA also adds that there will be the corrugation of 300m Kabazi-Gitura road section as well as installation of street lights in the area.

In the health sector which plays key role in the country, the Kabazi residents will enjoy health services following the complete renovation of the Kirima and Gitura dispensary centers which are critical in rural areas.

And for the financial year 2019/2020-2020/2021 plans are underway for the renovation of Kabazi,Solai,Kirima health facilities as well as purchase land for Ndungiri Hospital.

In education sector, Ksh3, 840,000 have been distributed as bursary benefitting 209 learners in Secondary schools, 254 in Universities, 108 in Colleges, 91 in polytechnics, 68 Bodaboda operators and 26 in Special schools.

ECDE classrooms have also been constructed at Mburu Gichua,Kihoto,Kipngochoch and Marigu B besides the adopt-A-school mentorship program in 32 schools.In boosting trade and agribusiness, Kabazi Cooperative office, and renovation of Kabazi Centre Market.

The area MCA has also been able to partner with County government and Ministry of Lands to help titling for Solai settlement schemes among them Nyakinyua,Marigu Farmers,Mwireri and Akuisi.

For youths and sports,the scorecard report highlights the various achievements among them the leveling of playfields at Kabazi,Solai Centre and Ndungiri as well as empowering the teams with various sports kits.

In an interview with this writer,Dr.Mbae proudly states the projects have been guided by the views from residents during the Kabazi Ward Public Participation sessions and enshrined in the Kabazi Ward Transformation Framework 2018 – 2022.

Executing the same, he says is not an easy task and calls for collaboration hence the establishment of 23 MCA representatives the 23 administrative clusters and 92 village representatives, 4 in each village.

There is also the Results Delivery Unit, which coordinates the implementation of the Transformation Framework headed by former Permanent Secretary Joyce Nyamweya, who is a resident of the Ward.

PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Kabazi Ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae at a past media briefing in Nakuru.