Outgoing Narok County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti has reiterated that he has managed to restore peace in insecurity prone areas during his one-year tenure in the county.
Kimiti who acknowledged he spent most of his time dealing with insecurity related issues said he is comfortable that calm was slowly returning to Nkararo ranch in Trans Mara West Sub county, Oloorwasi area in Narok South and Olposimoru area in Narok North Sub County where skirmishes were recently experienced.
Speaking in his office today the administrator said he has facilitated the processing of over 1,200 title deeds for residents of Nkararo group ranch that are expected to be issued soon.
“I have managed to oversee the setting up of a clear land boundary between the Siria and Uasin Gishu clans in Nkararo land that has cooled down the tension earlier experienced on the ground,” said Kimiti.
The outgoing county commissioner said he also oversaw the surrender of 14 guns and over 2,000 arrows and bows by the conflicting communities in the county.
“The government will destroy the weapons soon. I am happy the residents agreed to voluntarily surrender the weapons,” added Kimiti.
He reiterated that together with the county security team, they managed to repossess about 4,000 hectares of forestland that had initially been encroached.
“This was one of my first assignments in the county. I am happy that the forestland is now free from any human activities and that the forest is slowly regenerating,” reiterated Kimiti.
The commissioner who has been transferred to Bungoma County also said he has succeeded in rescuing 21 street children and has already registered a Community Based Organization (CBO) to closely monitor the children.
“I have held breakfast and lunch meetings with the children and I am optimistic that they have unique talents that can be exploited if given a chance,” he continued.
Kimiti who admitted to have worked closely with the county government said he is confident that the incoming commissioner will continue with the good job for the good of the residents.
Today the county commissioner is expected to hand over to immediate former Marsabit County Commissioner Evans Achoki.
Some of the top issues Achoki is expected to address are the rising numbers of teenage pregnancy cases and early marriages in the county. Over 5500 school going girls have been confirmed pregnant during this season when schools are closed due to Covid-19 pandemic.
By Ann Salaton