Kitui Workers Union boss Urges State to Compensate victims


By county diary

Kitui county government workers union chairperson Mr. Kwanda Kitheka has called for the national government to compensate the victims who have been affected by the ongoing construction of Kitui kibwezi road.

Mr. Kitheka was speaking during Madaraka day celebrations at Kitui stadium, where he said some of county government employee’s home have been marked for demolition and ordered to leave without anywhere to go and call home.

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Kitheka also urged the state to reconsider reviewing 1.5% deduction On housing Levi, currently, the majority of workers are underpaid and many are struggling to make ends meet because of economic hard times in the country.

The ceremony was attended by Kitui deputy governor Dr. Wathe Nzau, Kitui county Commissioner Mr ole chute,Speaking while delivering a speech on behalf of Governor Charity Ngilu in the just concluded 56th Madaraka Day celebrations at the Kitui Stadium, Deputy Governor Dr. Wathe Nzau restated the county government’s robust plan to empower the lives of residents as envisioned in the Governor’s 5 Pillar manifesto.

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“In these two years, we have made tremendous progress in the implementation of the 5 pillars of my manifesto, which as you all know focuses on the priorities of food and water, health care, education and youth development, women empowerment, and wealth creation.” The speech read.

Acknowledged wedging challenges faced during implementation of devolution, Ngilu, in her speech, highlighted major strides achieved so far and pledged her government’s full commitment to achieving 70% water coverage by 2020, a move intended to ensure that Kitui Residents have travel short distances to access water

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Kitui county government workers Union chairman Mr. Stephen Kitheka addressing people at Kitui stadium during madaraka day celebration fete.