Nandi marks Madaraka Day stressing security

Some of the people who turned up for the Madaraka day celebrations

During the Madaraka Day Celebrations in Nandi county, the county commissioner Lucy Mulili said the government will increase patrols and security officers at Kamobo area in Emgwen constituency to curb the insecurity menace in the area.

The Madaraka day celebrations were held at Kipchoge Keino stadium.

This comes barely a week after the government received reports that there were cases of insecurity where some of the residents were injured at night by suspected criminals.

County commissioner Nandi Lucy Mulili addressing residents at Madaraka Day celebrations in Kipchoge keino grounds

Mulili said the government will not condone the vice of insecurity thus has taken measures of ensuring residents are secured through increase of security patrols to bring to book the law breakers.

She urged the public to work together as a team with the security and give any report to the police concerning people suspected to be criminals so as they are brought to book.

The commissioner who was flagged by his counterpart team led by the county police commander Sylvarino Kubai, said that Nandi county is a peaceful region compared to other counties and that she will not allow cases of insecurity to tarnish it.

He added that the security team at large is capable of bringing to an end such acts by ensuring those breaching the law are arrested and charged accordingly.

Moreover she urged business investors in Nandi to invest mainly in housing as there is shortage of residential houses in Nandi which she said has been a problem to many of her officers as majority of them lacks residentials.

On the other hand Nandi Governor Dr. Cleophas Lagat said his government will work closely with the National government for the betterment of devolution adding that his county has already realized the fruits of the devolution.

Nandi Governor Dr Cleophas lagat speaking at Madaraka day celebrations in Kapsabet

Lagat said his government is now reviewing the county integrated development plan so as to conform to aspirations of vision 2030 and other progressive development plans in the country.

He said the quest for agricultural development remains a priority to his government and through that has devoted huge resources to revamp and operationalize several cattle dips and enhance disease surveillance mechanism.

The county has commenced vaccination exercise targeting 309,000 cattle against foot and mouth disease, rabbies and black quarter in all the six sub counties where by upon the completion of the exercise all the livestock auctioning centres in Nandi will be opened up.

He urged all the dairy farmers to utilize the subsidized AI programme that will be rolled out this month as a surest way of enhancing productive breeds.

The Governor called upon all residents living in disaster prone areas to move to safer places to avoid further loss of lives stressing that as a county they are engaging geo- survey experts to determine and advise accordingly in a bid to finding a lasting solution over such vagaries of nature.

Heavy rains have been experienced in the county with adverse effects in some parts that include floods,mudslides and landslides amongest other unforeseen effects.