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Citizen Weekly

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Deputy governor blows Malombe’s trumpet loud 

Kitui county government will employ a total of 247 village administrators by July this year. Making the announcement, Deputy Governor Peninna Malonza, disclosed that the county that comprises 16 administrative districts, has a total of 247 villages. Malonza said that Kitui county government has plans for development.
The deputy governor was speaking during Kenya’s second devolution celebrations organised by Governor Julius Malombe at the Kitui Multi-purpose Development Training Institute where she was the chief guest. She hailed devolution as she emphasised its importance. “Devolution has a lot of benefits for Kenyans which include bringing  leadership closer to the people at the grassroots,” Malonza said. The governor said that Kenya’s new constitution empowers Kenyans unlike the previous constitution.
“The new constitution is for the economic and social development of our people,” she said. Malonza talked about the importance of daycare centres where she announced that the county government is planning to construct centres in the region for the good of the local people.
“Under Kenya’s new constitution, the nursery schools, polytechnics and daycare centres are under the county governments,” the governor said. On health services, Malonza said that they are working towards elevating the Kitui County Referral and Mwingi District Hospitals to level five hospitals. The function was also addressed by the county environment, energy and minerals investments development chief officer Muusya Mwinzi, and the county chief of staff Kiema Kimoli.