Kiambu County Commissioner (CC) Wilson Wanyanga has told politicians to respect the President and desist from making utterances that depict the Head of State in poor light.
He said some politicians especially from Kiambu county and Central Kenya in general were showing little respect to the Head of State terming it unfortunate and weird.
The CC said the head of state was the sign of national unity and should be respected by all adding that people should not abuse their democratic space to belittle him.
“It is unfortunate and weird that some politicians from this county and region have little respect for the President who also hails from the region. Listening to their remarks, one wonders whether they are bewitched. You people from this region should count yourselves lucky to have produced three presidents. It is not easy,” said Wanyanga.
He particularly outlined the many multi-billion national development projects including roads, water and health infrastructure in the County and region, which he said would change several aspects of the region.
He was addressing members of Gatundu Nyakinyua Lands Investments Company at Murera in Juja Sub County Wednesday when they surrendered legal documents for public land in the area to the government.
During the meeting, he received 36 title deeds from the company that will be used for public utility plots in Murera and Theta wards that were repossessed from grabbers.
Wanyanga was accompanied by area DCC Charles Murithi, Murera ward MCA John Wokabi and the company chairlady Nduta Ndirangu.
He commended the company for the bold move saying other companies would have schemed to demarcate and resell the public utilities.
He added that the documents would aid in developing the pieces of land as most donors have been demanding them before injecting their monies to any project.
“No donor can give you money unless they see the title deed of the area you intend to put up a project. We thank Nyakinyua for surrendering the documents that will now see development of the parcels,” he said.
Ms Ndirangu said many of the properties were earmarked for construction of schools, health centers, markets, police stations and other public utilities.
She appealed to security agents to intervene in cases where some developers were harassing low income property owners in the area and blocking public access roads under the guise of establishing “gated community estates.”
“Some wealthy newcomers have been harassing the poor who own land here by dictating the kind of structures to be put up. We will not allow anyone to dictate on us the kind of buildings we should put up,” she said.
By Muoki Charles