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New Thika West DCC talks tough on lawbreakers, slack civil servants.

The new Thika West DCC Douglas Muriithi Mutai (2nd right) pose for a group photo after the handing in ceremony on Tuesday morning. With him are TDBA Chairman Alfred Wanyoike (extreme right), Thika Town MP Patrick Wainaina (Centre in cap) and the outgoing DCC Tom Anjere (in red tie).

New Thika West Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Douglas Muriithi Mutai on Tuesday warned that his administration will not provide immunity for wrongdoers, stressing that all lawbreakers would face the full wrath of the law irrespective of status in the society.

At the same time, Mutai sent a very strong message to all civil servants that it will no longer be business as usual for any of them who compromised on service delivery, calling on each one of them to take a leading role in ensuring that the national Government realised its BIG 4 Agenda.
Mutai gave the warning during the handing over ceremony at the DCC’s office after the transfer of Tom Anjere to Eldoret South.

“I call for the support from all the stakeholders and teamwork from the civil servants. Otherwise, I will not compromise on service delivery. As civil servants, we should uphold the best professional ethics and be enablers of the government’s BIG 4 Agenda,” he said.

“You should always ask yourself what mark you are going to leave behind when you are gone. What will you be remembered for?” he added.

He warned all illegal brewers and drug peddlers in the area that his administration will be very tough on them until all illicit brews and drugs were gotten rid of, promising to coopt the services of the neighbouring DCCs in the fight.

“We will conduct joint raids with our neighbouring sub-counties until we eliminate this menace to almost zero. To the chiefs, you must perform as there is no way we will allow you harbour illicit brews in your locations,” he said.

Mutai comes to Thika after serving Nyamira sub-county for the last 5 years.

Outgoing DCC Tom Anjere took the opportunity to thanks the people of Thika for the cooperation they accorded his administration since he assumed office.

He cited, among others, the problem of illicit brews and narcotics as well as grabbing of public utilities as some of the biggest challenges he faced during his 2-year tenure as an administrator.

“Bwana DCC, I would like to put it to your attention that land is a very emotive issue in this area. I would also want to inform you that the issue of illicit brews and narcotics will be one of the challenges your administration will encounter,” said Anjere.

Area MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina thanked Anjere for the serving the sub-county with diligence, especially during last year’s emotive electioneering period.

He welcomed the new DCC and promised to cooperate with his office to return Thika Town back to the heydays when it was the Birmingham of Kenya.

“Otherwise, you (DCC) need to do a SWOT analysis and come up with a strategic master plan to cure all these security concerns in the sub-county in order to create that conducive environment that will attract investments back to Thika. Investors need to feel safe to invest and create he much needed jobs for our youth,” said the MP.

Others who spoke in the meeting included the Thika District Business Association (TDBA) Chairman Alfred Wanyoike, Thika Peace Committee Chairman Aboo Nurein and the Sub-County Director of Education Ronald Mbogo who promised to support the new administration.

Present were all the sub-county heads of departments and security.

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