NAKURU – President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Wednesday elevate Nakuru town to city status.
Governor Lee Kinyajui will host the Head of State during the event to officially grant the Nakuru a city charter.
This will happen as President Uhuru tours the region.
A delighted Governor Kinyajui said in a statement Saturday that the County headquarters will get the city charter on December 1, 2021.
The governor initiated the process in 2018 immediately after his election.
“The long and often intriguing journey is finally coming to an end. We thank the President for his continued support for the upgrade of Nakuru,” said Kinyanjui.
There was hope as the Senate approved the municipality’s elevation to city status in June this year.
This was after 38 senators voted in support of the elevation, whereas two opposed the move.
The House adopted a report by the Devolution and Intergovernmental Relations Committee in a highly charged session, paving the way for Nakuru to become the fourth city in Kenya.
Upon receiving the charter, Nakuru will join Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa.
County Senator Susan Kihika had previously opposed the elevation but changed tune in the last minute to back the elevation.
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