All set! Nakuru town to be granted city status
President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to award a charter to Nakuru town ahead of its inauguration as the fourth city of Kenya.
Uhuru will grace the event scheduled for Wednesday, December 1 after his State of the Nation Address.
Senators by a majority vote on Thursday, June 3 agreed with the report of the House Committee on Devolution and Intergovernmental Relations that recommended that Nakuru Municipality be conferred with city status.
As Nakuru gets city status, it becomes the fourth city in the country joining the leagues of Mombasa, Kisumu, and the country’s capital Nairobi.
Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang, who chairs the Devolution and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, said that considered the matter has recommended that to cure the urban sprawl, a review of the boundaries of Nakuru Municipality, as stipulated in the Urban Areas and Cities Act, which provides the procedure for delineation of boundaries is done.
“We recommend that in dealing with encroachment of land, the law and good practices ought to be enforced and observed in dealing with businesses that have encroached on public land. This will help open public spaces including drainages,” Senator Kajwang’ said.