Muslims pays a visit to governor

Governor Nderitu Muriithi has urged Muslims in Laikipia County to register with National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF).

Nderitu encouraged the Imams and mosque leaders to be on the frontline to sensitize their members on the need to register with NHIF.

The governor who was speaking Tuesday when a section of the Muslims visited him said so far Laikipia County was leading in registration of households with NHIF which stand at 37 per cent.

Although we are the leading county in NHIF Registration, with 37 percent households being registered, much need to be done, Nderitu noted.

The governor also promised to ensure all land owners without title deeds in the county especially in Majengo, Likii and Solio Estates receive their title deeds.

Last Saturday when Deputy President William Ruto was here, he promised us 50 surveyors to help in surveying work so as by December the title deed would be issued, he added.

On animal keeping he urged Muslims to embrace modern way of rearing through feedlotting which is more profitable than pastoralism.

He also promised that his government will look into the regulations that guide the enterprise funds to be streamlined to fit the Muslims so that they can also benefit from the fund.

Yusuf Mohammed, Chairman of Nanyuki Water and Sewerage Company (NAWASCO) who is also chairman of Jamia Mosque, Nanyuki, urged the governor to intervene in their cemetery land in Nyahururu which is about to be grabbed despite them having the relevant documents.

Nderitu promised to look into the matter which he said he is aware of, adding that National Land Commission documents indicate that the land belong to the Muslims’ cemetery.

The event was attended by John Mwaniki, Deputy Governor, Imams from various mosques in the county and other county staff.

Source: Kenya News Agency