Governor Joseph Lenku last weekend invaded former governor David Nkedianye’s backyard in Sholinke/Oloosirkon Ward and made development pledges.
The area is also a Kajiado East constituency vote basket that area MP is Peris Tobiko holds dear.
Lenku was in the company of his personal assistant and former area ward MCA Daniel Kanchori, current MCA Francis Kaesha, politician Patrick Nasoore, and other senior officials from his government.
Chief Stanley Sompiroi and other local elders are said to have invited the governor and his team.
After meeting with the elders, most of whom told him they voted for former governor Nkedianye in the last election, the governor said he is embracing everyone in total disregard to their political affiliation.
The elders, who spoke in the local dialect, are said to have told Lenku they will work with him in his future political journey.
“Our county, like the country at large, is in safe hands. All the nice things in terms of development that never happened before are happening now. I say thank you, God, for that,” said Lenku.
Lenku said his resolve to unite the people of Kajiado is still going on because he desires peace and tranquility to prevail.
“As a county, we have said politics of Kieleweke and Tangatanga should not override our development agenda. We will do politics when the time comes. For now, we are busy providing people with good roads and water,” he said.
The governor said that in the coming financial year, the road connecting Kitengela and Sholinke will be redone. Truck drivers using the road have continued to complain about the stretch in its current awkward state is giving them nightmares.
“We have factored its repair work in the next budget. We have also factored in the construction of a livestock market in Sholinke,” said Lenku.
He advised the local residents not to sell their land and to live within their means of income.