Saturday, October 20, 2018
Barrack Muli & the CD Correspondent
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has called upon leaders to focus on solving the problems facing Kenyan people saying the Uhuru-Raila handshake pulled the country from the brink.
In a speech delivered by Deputy Governor Dr. Wathe Nzau at the Mashujaa fete in Kitui Stadium, the Governor lauded millions of Kenyans for their support of the unity pact that aided the course for national healing and reconciliation.
“I must congratulate President Uhuru and Raila for the 9th March handshake that saved this country” she said.
She commended Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Senator Moses Wetangula for their support in the process of national reconciliation.
Ngilu however noted that the process was in early stages and needed support and goodwill from all.
She said her leadership and the people of Kitui fully support the deal and the accord that has followed its wake.
“I urge all leaders to who care for this country to fall in step. We must not erode everything that we’ve worked for and cherished in our beloved country” said Ngilu.
Noting the need to quickly solve the setbacks for growth in Kenya, Ngilu called on leaders to deliver the peoples’ ambitions in the shortest time possible.
She added that her vision on the big 5 priorities were and remain the focus of her administration and that the county has resources and the resolve to drive a big part of the President’s Big Four, especially in the areas of manufacturing and housing.
Ngilu held that the county suffered the malady of doing things the same way over and over expecting different results – even when they were not producing the desired results.
“Since I took over office, I have deliberately worked at creating a paradigm shift in the way we do things in our county. This includes shifting the county from brick and mortar development to people development” she said.
She added that her government is solving immediate challenges affecting Kitui people in matters youth employment, water supply, healthcare provision, and production of food to mitigate the situation in our county.