The Trans Nzoia County government on Friday inaugurated a Municipal Board that will oversee the implementation of urban development policies as highlighted in the county’s development integrated plan (CIDP).
The Nine members of the Municipal Board of Kitale took oath of office in a ceremony overseen by the Chief Magistrate of the Kitale Law courts, Valentine Wandera at the county headquarters.
The nine-Martin Waliaula, David Lagat, Festus Mukunda, Peter Chemengich, Shaban Werunga, Ann Tulienge, Alice Waruguru, Susan Ngeria and Patrick Nyongesa-took the oath in the presence of Governor Patrick Khaemba and members of county assembly.
Governor Khaemba challenged the members to brace for a tough task ahead as residents had a lot of expectations on them that include restoring order and sanity and above all restore the lost glory of the agricultural town.
“You will also be guided by the Municipal Charter which outlines your functions and other relevant strategic policy documents like the Kitale integrated plan,” he said.
According to the governor, residents want to see a well-organized town that is free from congestion and poor planning, “We must have a legal framework and the commitment to achieve this,” the county boss said.
The Speaker of the County Assembly of Trans Nzoia, Joshua Werunga said the inauguration of the board is timely, saying it will ensure there is efficient running of affairs within the municipality.
“The Board has a role to play in ensuring Kitale town regains the glory it had in the past. We will require your input on what needs to be fixed to restore order,” said Werunga.
By Pauline Ikanda