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Kiambu to partner with European Bank to set up factories in Thika

Kiambu County Government, in partnership with the European Development Bank, plans to set up a number of industries in Thika.

This was revealed by Governor James Nyoro in Thika on Friday during the commissioning of a new state-of-the-art fire engine.

He said that such developments would guarantee the youth more job opportunities especially at a time the municipality was preparing itself to upgrade to a city status.

Nyoro said that a delegation from the European Development Bank will on Friday 14th January 2022, tour Thika town to identify ideal locations to set up a hides and skin factory, an animal feeds factory, a bacon factory and a textile factory.

The new fire engine has a capacity of 10,000 litres. Other such engines will be dispatched to Karuri in Kiambaa Constituency, Kikuyu, Limuru, Githunguri and Gatundu.

Kiambu and Ruiru municipalities have similar engines.

The county boss also revealed that his administration had applied to the national government seeking to upgrade Thika Municipality into city status in accordance to the Urban and Cities Act. Nyoro said that the town had already met all the requirements of a city status including the requisite road infrastructure

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He added that they were consulting with experts to ensure that everything was set to make Thika the next city after Nakuru which acquired its city status late last year.

The governor used the opportunity to highlight some of the major infrastructural development his administration was undertaking within Thika Sub-County adding that they had already set aside KES. 120 million for solar street light across the entire county.

Governor Nyoro added that due to the high population of Kiambu County, his administration had applied for 6 more municipalities to be added on the already existing ones.

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