New Kajiado Oloililai district unveiled

CSs Dr. Fred Matiangi, Mutahi Kagwe with Governor Joseph ole Lenku and government officials take a meal after inspection of projects .Photo Michael Opiyo

Abdi Hussein

The larger Kajiado central residents lauded the National government for unveiling the new Oloililai district after a long wait characterized by residents suffering in search of government services.

The new  district of 16 Locations and 28 Sub locations  was recently unveiled by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i. He also introduced the new Deputy County Commissioner Justin Maina during his recent tour in the region .

The Ng’atatoek shopping centre based new district was hived from Kajiado Central District.

Locals now lauded the Initiative claiming they have been forced to undergo untold suffering travelling to Kajiado town to seek services pertaining to DCC office.

“This is a sigh of relief;Some of our people have always trekked for more than 50 kilometres to seek government services.This is a good gesture for the National government to Kajiado Central sub county people,” saidGeorge Meeli,a resident.

Kajiado county commissioner, accompanied by Kajiado Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho, while inspecting the new district headquarters recently ordered deployment of police officers to guard the premises.

He also alerted the new DCC on cross border Female Genital Mutilation and early marriage rampant in the region.

Kajiado County Commissioner, Mr Joshua Nkanatha warned parents who are said to abeiting retrogressive culture including FGM especially now students are at home due to Covid 19 pandemic.

“The biggest challenge of the new district admistrator will be cross border FGM and early marriage owing to the district proximity to Kenya-Tanzania border. Let the new DCC put up stringent measures to curb the vice,” Said Nkanatha.

He reiterated the government commitment to improve infrastructure for New headquarters to to offer  all Government services supposed to be available at any district headquarters.

Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho urged locals to seize the opportunity to benefit from the services that will be made available here.

“Long journey to Kajiado town to seek National government services has come to an end. Let us make use of this new district headquarters to improve our lives,” said Moshisho.

Currently Kajiado County boasts seven districts with Maili 46 district headquarters remaining a centre of controversy pitting locals against the administration almost two years down the line.

The bone of contention is the district headquarters with a section of locals rooting for Maili 46 trading centre.

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