Corrupt cartels warned as Lee takes over from Mbugua

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has sounded a warning to corrupt county staff as well as cartels that they risk facing disciplinary action.

Speaking on Monday after taking oath of office, Kinyanjui was categorical that the lazy county workers and cartels will not be tolerated in his administration.

While citing that such are hinderance to development and service to the citizens, Kinyanjui warned that they will face disciplinary action including dismissal.

“Lazy and corrupt workers who continue to work with cartels to blunder our county will face necessarily disciplinary action including dismissal” he said.

Lee Kinyanjui who was sworn into office by Justice Justus Bunoka in a ceremony attended by various leaders across Nakuru County including the outgoing governor Kinuthia Mbugua vowed to ensure service delivery.

In his inaugural speech, Kinyanjui elaborated what he intends to do in various sectors to ensure development for the betterment of Nakuru County.

In education, Kinyanjui vowed to ensure provision of infrastructure, regular training in areas of special needs and teachers’ performance contracts as well as setting up talents centers to nurture talents.

While noting that agriculture was paramount for Nakuru county,Kinyanjui added that his administration will ensure farmers are fully supported.

In health sector, the Nakuru Governor was categorical that the sector is paramount to the development of the county and called on the nurses Unions to call of the industrial strike and resume duty.

He promised to set up a task force within two weeks to look into the challenges facing the health sector once and for all.

“In health we shall engage on major drive to improve health services in our country. I urge the nurses Union to call off the ongoing strike in order to pave way for the health services. I will be appointing a taskforce in the next two weeks t study the sector and challenges and the outcome will be made public” stated the governor.

On matters of youths empowerment, he noted that with the completion of the industrial park in Naivasha most youths will get jobs as well as the extension of the SGR.

He added that his administration will ensure the exploitation of the huge industrial potential in Gilgil through creation of industrial zone adjacent to the dam.

He called on Nakuru residents to make good use of the opportunities that will come about with his administration to ensure development in Nakuru.

On his part,former Nakuru governor Kinuthia Mbugua speaking after handing over instruments of power vowed to work closely with Governor Kinyanjui.

In a speech that has been praised by many Nakuru residents, Mbugua commended Kinyanjui for emerging winner in the race and urged his administration to work on the challenges that were experienced in the first Nakuru County government.

Sentiments that were echoed by Joseph Ruto who served as his deputy in the first Nakuru county government.

“As the first county government of Nakuru we may have made mistakes here and there but the second county government can work on it .This is our home and let us support the new government to realize development” said Mbugua.

Nakuru Senator elect Susan Kihika addressing at the same venue vowed to work closely with Governor Kinyanjui in ensuring development at the county.

“To his excellency the governor let me assure you that we shall work together in ensuring development of this county of Nakuru” said Kihika.

Others who spoke during the ceremony included Rift valley Regional Coordinator Wanyama Musiambu,County Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha who read the congratulatory message from Cabinet secretary Ministry of devolution,Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama,Woman Rep elect Liza Chelule,Kiambu Senator Kimani wa Matangi and Kiambu Deputy governor James Nyoro.

PHOTO:Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui when he took oath of office on Monday in a ceremony held at Nakuru ASK show ground.

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