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Thika West District To Get Three New Divisions.

Thika West DCC Tom Anjere addressing the press. He is franked by OCPD Erastus Muthamia (extreme right),DAPC Samuel Ombonya (2nd right), Prisons Commander Samson Kunzu and Head of Intelligence Terrah Avuya.
Three more divisions will be created in Thika West District of Kiambu County for administrative convenience and providing better services to citizens. The three - Township, Kariminu and Makongeni, will become functional once the national government clears the proposal.

This was revealed during a Thika leaders’ forum at Cravers Inn spearheaded by the Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Mr. Tom Anjere.

According to the proposals by that were ratified by these leaders, the Township Assistant County Commissioner’s (Formerly D.O) offices will be housed at the current Thika DCC’s offices. Kariminu and Makongeni ACCs will be stationed at Karibaribi and Kiang’ombe respectively.

“These divisions are in line with the government’s policy of bringing services closer to the people. We can also look at them as new job opportunities for the people of Thika West Sub-County because we will definitely need human resource to work in these offices. What is now left is for us to take these proposals to the interior Ministry for the final ratification before we can embark on the recruitment of the personnel to work in them,” said Anjere.

The national government recently okayed the proposal to restructure divisions after Juja Sub-County broke off from the former Thika West and Ruiru Sub-Counties. A committee headed by Mr. Anjere had recommended formation of three new revenue divisions, up from the previous two. The divisions also saw the restructuring of the former locations and sub-locations within the sub-county, creating more administrative units, hence new job vacancies for chiefs and their assistants.

These ratifications will be placed before the office of the president through the Ministry of Internal Security for final approval.

The forum, that was attended by all the senior members of the district security team, the area MP Alice Ng’ang’a, members of community policing, the business community and other stakeholders, also doubled up as a platform to deliberate on ways to streamline the security situation in the region where the over 300 participants came with various suggestions on how best they could secure the district. The participants aired various security and moral issues of concern in the area with the security team helping them to come up with communal solutions.

Otherwise, the DCC warned that his administration would not tolerate any form of hooliganism especially as we approached the General Elections. He also suggested that all area landlords to have a list of all the tenants who lived in their rented house as a pre-cautional measure to tame cases of insecurity in the district.

“My office is aware of some politicians and residents who were taking advantage of the freedom of association and picketing to hire goons to cause chaos whenever they have an issue with any particular office. This trend is gaining momentum especially from those who want to gain political mileage at the expense of peace and stability. I would like to state categorically here that my office is open to everybody and I am ready to listen to all forms of grievances. That is why I am warning those who are hell bent to cause trouble that my security team will deal with them ruthlessly. We are not going to condone any form of hooliganism in the form of ‘Haki Yetu’!” said the DCC.

“We are also going to develop a template that will be used by landlords to enter relevant data for all tenants residing in their rental premises. I would also encourage residents to form estate associations that will help them create a formidable voice to air their grievances to relevant offices,” he added.

Anjere also requested employers to provide their employees with employees’ identity cards as a pre-cautional measure to separate them from idlers and criminals especially when they were travelling at night. Bodaboda operators were also requested to come up with proper and distinct ways of identifying genuine operators so as to help the police in nabbing motorbike criminals who were terrorising residents.

Present in the meeting included Thika West OCPD Erastus Muthama, DAPC Samuel Ombonya, Thika Prisons’ Commander Samson Kunzu among others.

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