Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Governor’s Press Service unit & corespondent
By Phillip Muteti / yoana kimwele
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has called on the Building Bridges To Unity Advisory Task force to avoid PR and tell the story as it is while giving their report and recommendations.
Speaking at Kitui Multi Purpose Hall today during a public participation forum, Ngilu said it was the best time Kenyans must speak with one voice and put everything on table to achieve a lasting solution.
On *Devolution*, She applauded the 2010 Constitution as a paradigm shift for Kenyans, but said there was need for amendments to increase the county share, from 15 % and have equitable share as per the county’s population and size.
” It’s not fair to have a county with more than 1.5m people getting almost the same as county with 700 000, something needs to be done about it”. She said.
The Governor added that Kenya as a nation failed since there was no accurate figures showing the exact number of Kenyans, some records showed 40M Kenyans, others 45M, saying that was a big joke.
‘We must have a system that shows the exact number of Kenyans for easy planning and for development that will reach every Kenyan.
She said the initiative will foster national reconciliation and challenged those in competivie politics to accept lose of elections and support the leaders elect, so as to attain a united country.
The Task Force under Amb Dr Stephen Ndung’u Karau, who is the Chief Administrator, commended Governor Ngilu for the good work she is doing for the people of Kitui, hence their choice to begin their exercise in the County.
The Task force chair Sen Haji and Amos Wako (member) said the experience Governor Ngilu got from the National Government is helping her do great things for the county.
“The task force will not fail Kenyans, we will deliver to our mandate, and we will not dissapoint Kenyans. Our Initiative is part of the handshake Legacy and we are sure, something must be done”. Said Amos Wako.