As the second governor for Nakuru County is sworn in Monday, residents have expressed high expectations on the performance of the new government.
Governor Lee Kinyanjui won the seat on a popular vote of 80 per cent, a fact that proves his popularity and resultant anticipations.
A farmer, Mr. Justus Monda said the farmers expect Kinyanjui to revive the pyrethrum board and restore its lost glory. He was speaking to KNA on his way to the swearing in ceremony at Afraha stadium.
A human rights lobby group in the county, People’s Watch, Chairman Jesse Karanja said they expect a cleaner town and more development projects, especially the improvement of feeder roads in and out of urban centres.
We voted for our new governor overwhelmingly and our hopes are high for a cleaner, less congested and better developed town with an end to the perennial water shortage, said Karanja.
The Nakuru town hawkers’ Association Chairman Mr. Simon Ole Nasieku said their members look forward to an enabling environment to carry on their businesses.
Chairman of Top retail market in the town Mr. Peter Maina said he, and fellow businessmen believe that Kinyanjui will complete the construction of the market and improve the sanitation in the third largest town in the country.
The first governor for the county was Kinuthia Mbugua who was prevailed upon to step down for Kinyanjui by his Jubilee party in fear that they might divide the votes giving their opponents an upper hand in the concluded elections.
Source: Kenya News Agency