Fighting Illicit Substances in Tharaka Nithi County

In keeping up with my administration’s resolve to fight and upsurge of illicit substances including fake products, I led a multi agency operation involving KEBS, NACADA, County Commissioner, County Commander, Ministry of Health and local administration at Chera market in an effort to flush out unscrupulous dealers.

Our team has come across over 15,000 litres of illicit brews as well as smuggled subtances.

Among them; substandard sugar, cigarettes and flour.

The mission has been a success and happy to report that step by step we are inching closer to having things done in a proper way.


Joining Community P.C.E.A Ndamani Church

It was great joining the Christian community P. C. E. A Ndamani Church and that of Kiriani prayer house in Maara constituency.

At PCEA Ndamani, we celebrated Hon. Jones Kinegeneni (Kaquater) homecoming.

The message for leaders to come together and work as one for the common good of our people was emphasised. More…

Arrival of County Fire Engines

A trip we made to the United Kingdom early this year has borne fruits with the arrival of one of the fire engines donated by the people of Bedfordshire.

I report our people’s appreciation for this move that now moves us a step ahead.

The fire engine, one of its kind, will be stationed in Chogoria, Maara sub county as we wait for another one which we’ve been told is on its way and will be stationed at County Headquarters.



Upgrading our Roads

As part of our development agenda for Tharaka Nithi County, we have set out a plan to upgrade roads after the rains in an effort to reduce pain on our roads.

Today, we have launched construction, repairs and murraming of Kangoro – Rubate road and Kwa Mati – Ruguti road.

Works have already began and this will be the case in most parts of the county.


Distribution of Food from the National Government

I joined the CS devolution Eugene Wamalwa who, together with the county’s senator and senate deputy speaker Kindiki Kithure and women rep Beatrice Nkatha and Tharaka Mp Gitonga Murugara embarked on a tour of the county distributing food items from the National Government.

This exercise was done in Kamanyaki, Kamaindi and Igwanjau.


Taking Care of Our Environment

As the world comes together every year to celebrate Environment Day, a question always begs, what should be done differently?

Time and again this question has recurred as ways of keeping our habitat clean are sought.

In Tharaka Nithi, I have called on the youth, who make up a majority of the populace, to seek innovative solutions to beating the ban on plastic bags.


State of Devolution

The Council of Governors today gave a brief on the State of Devolution for the F/Y 2017/18.
It is important to note that counties have made commendable strides in different sectors that include Agriculture, Energy, Healthcare financial management.
As a County, we endeavour to make development projects that have direct impact on our people. This is through ongoing projects and those in the pipeline that will be factored in the next financial year.
I call upon the great people of our county to walk together with us.

Celebrating Madaraka Day

I joined Kenyans in celebrating the 55th Madaraka Day in Meru County.
The National Government led by President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the event in our neighbouring County.

Our County was well represented by Chuka Dancers who had an honour of playing before the president.
I associate myself with remarks by President Kenyatta on combatting corruption at all levels.
Happy Madaraka Day.

Happy Madaraka Day!

As the country turns 55, we celebrate the great strides made towards realisation of the freedoms enjoyed today.
It is prudent that as the citizenry of this great nation, we come together, join hands and build this nation into what our forefathers envisioned when they fought for independence and later attained self-rule.



Reviving Tourism in Tharaka Nithi County

The resolve to revive tourism in Tharaka Nithi County is now awakened.

Together with relevant officials in the tourism ministry and other stakeholders we toured some of the breathtakingly scenic sites in our County, and with the help of the Kenya Wildlife Service, we learned about the great potential the sector holds



Fighting illicit substances

I have restated my resolve to fight illicit substances in an effort to get the County back on track. It will become increasingly difficult for any person to operate alcohol joints without legitimate licences.

We cannot grow our county while a few unscrupulous alcohol merchants are taking our people steps back. My Government, in partnership with the National Government, is keen on an ongoing crackdown that will see legitimate dealers continue operating.

Call to use Social Media Positively

I have today challenged youth to use social media positively. For long, social media has been used for the wrong purposes and has on some occasions led to loss of lives.

In Tharaka Nithi County, the youth should lead by example and use social media to impact the society positively. We have success stories that have seen social media platforms such as WhatsApp groups being turned into investment groups.