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Six Corrupt Officers Fired As Kabogo Frees Hawking In Kiambu County.

Governor William Kabogo (Centre), Kiambu Sports Minister Machel Waikenda (left) and his Chief Officer Madam Marie Mugo while hand over motorbikes to bodaboda operators in Ruiru.

Six Kiambu County employees from the housing department have been relieved of their duties after they were found culpable of abuse of office.

The six are said to have lost their jobs last week over illegal demolition of buildings whose owners failed to bribe them for approvals.

Governor William Kabogo warned that his government would not hesitate to take action on any officers who involved themselves in fraudulent activities and he would personally not spare anyone tarnishing the county’s name.

“It is quite unfortunate that these people would go round marking the ‘X’ sign on buildings whose owners failed to bribe them. These people are crooks and we shall send them home because it is not our business demolish people’s houses. The law is very clear on how to deal with constructions that have been erected without the requisite approvals,” said Kabogo.

The governor uttered these words while in the company of area MP Esther Gathogo at Mwihoko Grounds in Ruiru on Tuesday when issuing motorbikes to bodaboda operators. He said that his government has waived levies charged on hawkers who he said were now free to do business without being harassed by county enforcement officials.

“In the spirit of being mindful of the meek in our midst, all hawkers within the county will from now henceforth hawk for free and they are free to do business without anyone asking for licenses. However, there is need to maintain order. My government will do all in it powers to keep our youth more engaged. We has introduced measures to empower our youth, women and persons with disabilities through the Kiambu Biashara Fund. As you can see here today, we have given out motorbikes to Mwihoko residents and disbursed letters of offer to successful applicants drawn from Ruiru region,” Kabogo said.

He defended his development record and accused his adversary, Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu, of going around tarnishing his name in funerals. He dismissed Waititu as an opportunist who could not be trusted with the leadership of the county.

“I am not in politics for money and I want people to know that I bought my first helicopter when I was a young man. Those people thinking that Kabogo is here to enrich himself should be ashamed of themselves. Beware of this man whose only agenda is to go to funerals and speak ill of Kabogo. Let him first tell us what he has done for his Kabete constituents,” he said

Kabogo boasted that Kiambu was the fastest growing county and with a population of nearly two million people arguing that the region deserved a bigger budgetary allocation from the Treasury.

On national politics, he said that the region must have a stake in any future governance of the country, hence the need for negotiations with whoever succeeded President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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