Kimilili Member of Parliament Suleiman Kasuti Murunga has praised the judiciary department for honoring Bukusu legend Elijah Masinde Wanameme by naming one of the courts in Kimilili after him.
He was addressing residents during the Madaraka day celebrations at Amtalla stadium in Kimilili.
Murunga said Elijah was one of the freedom fighters who was at one time in company of the first president of Kenya the late Jomo Kenyatta and therefore had a right to be remembered and honored.
On his part Rise up Society director Jimmy Nduruchi said together with other stakeholders they are planning to build a monument in Bungoma County in commemoration of freedom fighters from the region saying they have to be respected for the service they delivered to the country.
“Our people died at Chetambe while fighting to deliver our country from the colonialists and to preserve their history we have to build a monument in the county as a tourist attraction as well as help the families of the freedom fighters,” he said.
Hon Murunga further promised to set aside funds to nurture youths with talents saying youths who showcased their different talents during the event will have an opportunity of exploring other avenues in their career.
On his part Kamkuywa MCA Moses Opicho applauded the opposition for foregoing street demonstrations and accepting to meet the president for a dialogue meeting saying the country needs peace and tranquility for prosperity.
He disclosed that organizing a parallel meeting at the same time as celebrations led by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nakuru was going on was not in order saying it was a threat to security and the country needs to be led in one direction by the head of state.
Kimilili deputy County Commissioner Reuben Loyotoman thanked the residents of Kimilili for maintaining peace saying the administration together with the police will continue working to ensure security is secured for all residents.
However he called upon resident to work hand in hand with them by providing important information to them regarding any incident that they may feel needs to be addressed so as to counter them on time to ensure the residents live peacefully.