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Thika Town MP, Alice Wambui Ng'ang'a on Monday officiated the graduation and presentation of driving licenses to twenty two chiefs and their assistants in her constituency who had completed a driving course spearheaded by her office. 

The facilitation, which was made through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) kitty, was aimed at enhancing their movement in fighting production of illicit brews, boost security operations and taking government services closer to the people.

While speaking at the C.D.F. Offices, the MP said now that the chiefs had been trained how to ride these high powered machines and how to handle them for better management, the motorcycles would ease the administrators from walking long distances while executing their duties. Alice noted that the motorbikes would help chiefs respond to emergency cases adding that she will closely be monitoring the usage of the bikes to avert any abuse. 

“Am duty bound to support the security agents in all ways to fight all sorts of crime including illicit brews. The brews have caused disunity in many families and we must fight the menace,” said the legislator.

On her part Thika West Assistant County Commissioner Madam Jane Manene called on the officers to show diligence in the way they executed their duties adding that the government would continue enhancing their work. She added that it was their mandate too to chair security committees within their jurisdiction.

“You are always called upon to make sure that you deliver your duty with diligence, commitment, and fairness. The government will continue to allocate resources to facilitate your work especially on mobility. The National Security Council has given you the mandate to chair security committees. It now recognises that the assistant chief is the chair of the sub-location security and peace committee,” she said.

She assured Thika residents that security had been beefed up especially in anticipation of the forthcoming festive season.  She said that the administration had provided a 24-hour surveillance along Garissa Road which was now being manned by police patrols to both ease the traffic especially during rush hours and ensure the security of the people.

She assured Thika residents of more police presence but also called upon the wananchi to cooperate with the authorities in matters security. She announced of the completion of the Athena and Kiganjo Police Posts which were constructed using Thika Constituency C.D.F. kitty. She promised to ensure that the two posts were staffed and fully operational as soon as possible. 

In the last fiscal year, the Government allocated resources for the purchase of motorbikes for chiefs and other administrators at the grassroots. Previously, there had been an oversight when these junior admnistrative  officers were left out as the government bought vehicles for the County commissioners, their deputies and the National Police Service, leaving a gap on the part of administration.

Present at the meeting were officials from Thika C.D.F. Committee, Thika West Assistant County Commissioner Madam Priscilla Mutethia, The Deputy District Administration Police Commissioner Mr. Ndegwa among others.   

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