Leaders and administrators from Komothai ward in Githunguri sub- County of Kiambu County have made a proposal to have smaller locations and sub-locations boundaries for effective service delivery.
Addressing the public during the sub- county’s Mashujaa celebrations held at Kihuririo primary playground in Komothai ward, former area MCA, James Mburuti expressed the need for smaller administrative units which could not only enhance service delivery but also development.
Mburuti proposed 16 locations and 40 sub-locations within Komothai ward and every 3 sub-locations to be placed under the jurisdiction of a chief.
Currently, the ward has 6 locations and 20 sub-locations which he pointed out did not effective get services from relevant arms of government.
“This further division of administration units would play a big role in terms of development. It is will also make the local residents benefit from development projects in an easier way as well as bring services closer to the people,” Mburuti said.
In addition, he said that this could also lessen the work of chiefs and assistant chiefs who are currently governing large units which may hinder them from delivering quality services to the residents in their respective areas.
Speaking to KNA after the event, Kibichoi and Kimathi assistant chiefs expressed the challenges they were facing in their line of duty in a bid to serve the public.
Benard Wanderi, the Assistant chief of Kimathi sub-location said that he covers a population of over 9,000 people while his counterpart from Kibichoi Sub-location, Daniel Kung’u said that he is assigned to serve more than 15,000 residents.
However, according to the 2 assistant chiefs, the administrators from Komothai ward earlier had made a draft proposal through the Deputy County Commissioner of Githunguri Sub-county Rose Chege on the issue.
By Robert Muiruri/Lydia Shiloya