Alice Advocates For A Structured Removal Of Twilight Girls, Chokoras.



Thika Town MP Alice Wambui Ng’ang’a has called on the authorities to seek some alternative solution to the chokoras and twilight girls before they embarked on their proposed ‘clean-up’ from the town.

Speaking in Thika Town during a leaders’ forum spearheaded by the Thika West Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Tom Anjere, Alice said that there was need for those responsible to offer these group of people some fallback alternative so as to comprehensively solve this problem.

“Yes, I am aware that they are back into the streets and are getting into the nerves of majority of the residents. But the exercise to remove them must be humane as some of them had no other form of livelihood to fallback to. We need to first come up with a well thought programme to empower them out of their trade,” said Alice.

Alice was responding to complaints from stakeholders who had requested the DCC to get rid of the chokoras and commercial sex workers whom they said were proving to be a security threat.

The MP also appealed to the district security team to schedule sensitisation forums to the ‘Nyumba Kumi’ and community policing members as a way of enlightening them of their roles and responsibilities. This, she said, would make community policing more effective and at the same time improve the security in the area.

She called on the national government to post more police officers to the various police posts that her CDF kitty had helped to put up adding that majority of these stations were non-operational or operated below par at the expense of the security of her constituents.

She proposed that the public land set aside for a police station in Ngoingwa, just next to the Catholic Church, should be developed into the Thika Police Divisional Headquarters as it had enough land to accommodate all the necessary facilities.

On matters infrastructure, the legislator said that construction works for the Thika By-pass had already commenced after some delays due to a court case that had been lodged by a resident who claimed that it was scheduled to pass through his plot of land. She said that the contractor would first do the Kivulini- Corner 1 stretch, the Engen-Kiang’ombe stretch and the Broadway-Athena stretch before joining the three to offload the traffic onto Thika Superhighway.

“I am calling on all Thika resident to be a bit patient as we will do all in our ability to ensure the road is completed in time. Rome was not built in one day remember. Otherwise, we also expect some expansion works along the Thika-Garissa Road that will help to free traffic in and out of the town,” said the Thika MP.

The MP also talked of plans to upgrade Thika, Chania Boys and Girls High Schools into national schools status as our only national school, Mangu High School, fell under Juja Sub-County after the recent division of the districts. She added that she had allocated funds for this exercise in line with making them centres of excellence. Not to be left behind was Thika Girls High School, Karibaribi.
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