Nakuru Business community blame petitioners for derailing development

Members of Nakuru Business community are pointing an accusing finger at individuals behind various petitions against Governor Susan Kihika’s administration.

They noted that the petitioners are individuals with own self interests who are out to derail development agenda of the current administration.

Led by Stephen Muli, the members of Business Community in Nakuru decried that the petition to bar the vetting and swearing in of CECs and COs proposed by Governor Susan Kihika was putting the county at stand still.

They claimed that a section of individuals are using the petitioners to deny residents of Nakuru development required.

Muli called on the petitioners to think about the interests of the larger population in Nakuru and withdraw the cases.

The members who addressed journalists in Nakuru on Friday, threatned to hold  demonstration in Nakuru if the petitioners will not withdraw the cases.

“As business community in Nakuru, we have suffered greatly before and we cannot allow a few individuals to derail development agenda of Governor Susan Kihika over selfish interests.The Governor is now hand-tied and cannot deliver her promises to the people. Businesses are affected for the last five years and we cannot allow the trend to continue because of a few individuals going to court with petitions against Governor Susan Kihika’s administration. Let them withdraw the cases failure to which we shall mobilize our members for demonstration in Nakuru CBD” stated Muli.

Sentiments echoed by Simon Ole Nasieku from small scale traders.

According to Nasieku, failure by petitioners to withdraw the cases will see them mobilize traders from all the sub-counties for a major demonstration.

Nasieku also called on the Chief Justice Martha Koome to step in and save the county government of Nakuru from ‘greedy petitioners’.

“We are saying in one voice that we shall not be part of those derailing the government of governor Susan Kihika. We also all CJ Martha Koome to step in and help deal with this petitioners who are not genuine ” said Nasieku.

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