KIAMBU TO AUTOMATE LAND ISSUES, EMPOWER YOUTH/COMMERCIAL SEX WORKERS.


Kiambu County Government has already secured two desks in the newly opened Huduma Centre in Thika that are now assisting clients to license land and cater for other land issues. They are also in the process of automating all land files in order to hasten land issues in the sub-county. 

This was revealed by Thika Sub-County Administrator, Madam Rose Muthoni Kimani, who was speaking at the Thika Sub-County Stadium during the 52nd Jamuhuri Celebrations. She also said that the county government was also in the process of installing flood masts in various residential areas so as to improve lighting and security in these areas.

 She appealed to Thika youth to take advantage of the county government's Biashara Fund. She quipped that the Sub-County's allocation had not been fully exhausted since the youth in the area had failed to apply for the kitty. She invited them to visit her offices at the Thika Town Hall so that they could be educated on how to invest and take advantage of the available opportunities in the county.  

On the issue of commercial sex workers who have now taken over the town streets even during the day, Madam Kimani explained that her administration was partnering with the county security team to clear them off. She lamented that even after being arrested and arraigned in court, these girls still returned back to the trade due to the lack of a comprehensive solution to their plight. She added that her office was in the process of introducing a sustainable corrective solution that would ensure these girls got empowered so as rid them off the streets. 

She also lamented of the emergence of numerous brothels in town, especially along Uhuru Street, where very uncouth habits were being administered. She sited one brothel that operated on the Ground Floor of SAWA HOUSE that was very notorious of promoting prostitution even among very young girls. She promised that all those prostitution dens will be closed and their owners charged.

As for the bar and liquor traders, Madam Kimani said that Kiambu County Government on Wednesday completed the commissioning of a new liquor licensing committee that would vet and recommend the licensing of qualified liquor businesses in Thika Town. She added that the committee was ready to start the vetting which was scheduled to kick off on Monday at Kamenu and Gatuanyaga areas then proceed to the town centre.

 She also promised that county government would soon start rounding off street children and taking them to the holding ground along Garissa Road. They are planning to introduce a programme to vet and assist these kids in order to come up with a lasting solution to the problem.

She also called on the members of public, politicians and the national government to assist the county government to flash out adults who had occupied space at the Jamuhuri Children's Home. She said that majority of them were working and it was wrong for them to occupy space meant for needy children. 
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