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There’s peace and cohesion, now bring development

Governor Joseph ole Lenku.
Governor Joseph ole Lenku.
When Lenku was elected in 2017, his first assignment was to build bridges with those who opposed him in that election.

Governor Joseph ole Lenku has said that unity of purpose among residents of Kajiado has enabled the county to realise rapid development. We agree.

Kajiado has continued to enjoy peace because our leaders and indigenous Maasai people know the meaning of cohesion.

The Maasai people are hospitable and respect their neighbours. No country can achieve any meaningful development when there is no peace.

All the 42 ethnic communities of Kenya are represented in Kajiado because of the generosity of the local people and their leaders.

This county requires nationalist leaders who treat all the people equally and appreciate their social status.

When Lenku was elected in 2017, his first assignment was to build bridges with those who opposed him in that election.

He is the first leader to come up with the now-famous handshake, which was later emulated by President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition doyen Raila Odinga.

When Lenku formed his government, he included one opposition member in his Cabinet. He looked beyond his political party interest because he believes in unity among his people. This trend should continue in the future.

Other than have two communities serving in top positions in the county government, we should also see a number of other ethnicities that form the voting bloc in the county represented in leadership.

While addressing the Assembly during his State of the County address, Lenku said before he was elected, the county was prominent in the list of “ordinary counties” on the overall development index.

He said this was attributed largely to a failure to think outside the box, meaning the county was only doing the normal and ordinary development.

Lenku said his government has since changed that status of an “ordinary county” to a “county of many firsts”.

While the people of this county enjoy the peace, they also want to see tarmacked roads, distribution of freshwater, streetlights and regular collection of rubbish in urban centres,

We want to see Kajiado and Ngong municipalities provide requisite services to the residents.

The Editor

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