MP Kathambi wants moratorium on issuance of title deeds in Njoro lifted

Njoro Member of Parliament Charity Kathambi has called on the national government to consider lifting the moratorium imposed on the issuance of title deeds in Nakuru, Kericho, Bomet and Narok counties.

The Lawmaker is seeking a statement from the Ministry of Lands on the same arguing that the moratorium has continued to affect farmers in Njoro sub County of Nakuru County.

According to Kathambi, farmers in the area cannot go on with their farming activities as they are not sure of the security.

She was speaking in Parliament during Tuesday afternoon session, where she urged the Ministry to come out with a clear statement on when the moratorium shall be lifted to allow locals get their title deeds.

Kathambi has also sought that the Ministry make a statement on measures in place to expedite the issuance of title deeds in Mau Narok, Mauche,Nessuit, Lare,Njoro and Kihingo Wards.

“Could the Cabinet Secretary state when the Government will lift the moratorium on the issuance of title deeds in Nakuru, Nakuru, Kericho, Bomet and Narok counties. Second, what measures are in place to fast track the issuance of title deeds in Mau Narok, Mauche,Nessuit, Lare,Njoro and Kihingo Wards in Njoro Constituency” stated Kathambi.

The interim Speaker Martha Wangari directed the matter to the Departmental Committee on Lands.





Charity Kathambi retains Njoro Parliamentary seat on UDA ticket

Njoro MP Charity Kathambi Chepkwony has retained her seat.

Kathambi who contested on UDA ticket garnered 47,652 votes against competitor Joseph Kiuna of Jubilee who got 24,646 votes.

Kathambi now says her focus is to continue with development agenda she had started in her first term.

“I thank the people of Njoro for giving me another chance to continue with development agenda for this cosmopolitan constituency” she said.

It will be recalled that during UDA nominations in April, she floored four male aspirants.

Ms Chepkwony, who is a first-time legislator and the first-ever woman to be elected Njoro MP, garnered 18,340 votes to beat Mr John Kaniaru (3,455), Mr Johnson Mwamba (2,933), Mr Simon Chege (425) and radio journalist Njogu wa Njoroge who had 1588 votes.


Kathambi embarks on addressing water shortage in Njoro

Perennial water shortage in Njoro will be a thing of past after area MP Charity Kathambi embarked on addressing the same.

The Lawmaker has lobbied for funds from national government to boost water projects in Njoro.

While decrying the perennial water shortage as a challenge,Kathambi was optimistic that with the various water projects already initiated, residents have a reason to smile.

Njoro MP Charity Kathambi gives water to a resident.PHOTO/Courtesy.

The move has seen various community tanks drilled in the area.

This,she said will help women in the area who had to travel longer distance in search of the commodity for domestic use.

“Njoro has had challenges when it comes to water supply. I took the initiative to lobby from national goverment so that we can have water points so that our mothers and children can have water for domestic use” she said.

Besides drilling community boreholes,the first time vocal Nakuru female Legislator said they are also targeting schools.

She added that her dream is to see water tanks in every school in the area.

School children get water in Njoro.PHOTO/Courtesy.

“Our children in schools must get water and that is why we are doing the tanks and supplying water” she said.

Kathambi maintains that her joy is to see Njoro transformed through various projects from education to infrastructure and environment.

MP Kathambi calls for concerted effort to save Matatu industry from collapsing

Njoro MP Charity Kathambi has decried the continued deteriorating Matatu sector business.

Addressing media in Nakuru town on Tuesday, Kathambi noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has had negative impact on the industry which is a source of livelihood for many youth.

While revealing that he has had complaints from the stakeholders in the Matatu industry including Njoro based Saccos,the MP has called for concerted effort in addressing the Matatu issue.

The first time Jubilee MP says the removal of matatus from the Nakuru CBD has affected the transport sector.

The Legislator said even thought the process of Nakuru becoming a city is welcomed,it should not affect business sectors such as Matatu industry.

According to her,the relocation of matatus from CBD was inorder but there was need to ensure a better environment in the new stages they were relocated.

“We support Nakuru becoming a city,but it should not impact negatively on the businesses such as the Matatu sector” said Kathambi.

She called on all leaders in Nakuru to come together and come up with a solution to save the Matatu industry from collapsing.

The MP has proposed that the county government allows 30 percent of the matatus back to CBD.

Kathambi noted that the sector has been in compliance with the set COVID-19 protocols and with clear mechanisms they can be allowed back to CBD for the sake of businesses.

“I want to request leaders in Nakuru county that we come together and address this issue even if it means allowing 30 percent of matatus back to CBD” she said.

It will be recalled that in April this year the county government of Nakuru reallocated matatus from CBD in a move to decongest town following COVID-19 pandemic.

The move saw Governor Lee Kinyanjui faulted for not considering the welfare of the operators.

The operators since then have been in conflict with the county government of Nakuru.

Their several attempts to return to CBD including holding demonstrations have been faced with retaliation from county enforcement officers as well as police.

Why Njoro MP Charity Kathambi had a prayer session with Nakuru Journalists

Njoro Member of Parliament Charity Kathambi on Tuesday led a special prayer session with Nakuru journalists towards continued peace in the country.

Kathambi who had earlier held a presser to respond to DCI’s move on 2007/08 post-election violence cases, said the country needs peace and journalists have a key role towards realizing the same.

The Njoro Lawmaker who has been on the frontline in championing for peace also using the moment to task journalists to be peace ambassadors in their respective media houses and platforms they contribute their articles for.

She noted that Kenya has experienced peace in the last years and nothing should be allowed to interfere with the peace.

“We all have a role and as Journalists in Nakuru I just want to pray with you this morning so that you may continue to preach peace even in your media houses” said Kathambi as she commenced the prayers with each journalist raising their hands as a sign of surrendering to the Almighty God.

The first time Jubilee Lawmaker once again lauding Nakuru Journalists for the role they have continued to play in transforming society.

She maintained that as leaders in the Riftvalley region they will not allow the gains made towards peaceful society be derailed.

“In Rift valley we have the scars of the skirmishes of 2007/2008 but we have embraced peace and we will not allow anything that will rekindle the memories of what we went through” said Kathambi.

She noted that residents of Njoro and the entire Riftvalley region had forgiven each other and are not ready for any other violence but to continue embracing peace.

On Monday DCI boss George Kinoti announced that they were going to revive 2007-2008 post-election violence cases.





DCI’s move on 2007/08 PEV cases uncalled for at this time- MP Kathambi

Njoro Member of Parliament Charity Kathambi has called on Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti to re-think his decision to revive 2007/2008 Post-election violence cases.

Addressing the media in Nakuru on Tuesday morning, the Jubilee Legislator who has been on the frontline in Championing for Peaceful co-existence in Njoro, said the DCI’s move is uncalled for.

While recalling the skirmishes that were witnessed in parts of Nakuru among them Njoro and and Naivasha, Kathambi now pleads with Kinoti to drop the move as it might rekindle the suffering that was witnessed.

Kathambi added that such a move by DCI would derail the gains of peace processes that were put in place by President Uhuru kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.

The first time Jubilee Lawmaker stated that Rift valley region was worst hit by the skirmishes in 2007/2008 and as leaders in the region they have worked to ensure peace adding that they are not ready for disruption of peace being witnessed.

“In Rift valley we have the scars of the skirmishes of 2007/2008 but we have embraced peace and we will not allow anything that will rekindle the memories of what we went through. We appeal to my brother Kinoti to kindly let us not go that direction” said Kathambi.

Kathambi also questioned the criteria used to get the victims who met with the detectives over skirmishes.

According to the Legislator, the DCI was supposed to come to the ground and get information from even leaders.

She has also differed with DCI over the selective criteria adding that even in Naivasha and Kisumu there were victims of 2007 PEV but the DCI chose to rely on one particular area.

“I’m surprised that we have even people posing as victims from Njoro yet I have never seen them. And that is why we are asking the DCI that if we go that direction by selecting some victims and leaving out other areas then we are headed the wrong direction because even here in Naivasha and Kisumu too we had skirmishes” said Kathambi.

She noted that residents of Njoro and the entire Riftvalley region had forgiven each other and were not ready for any other violence but to continue embracing peace.

Kathambi’s sentiments come just a day after Uasin Gishu county Governor JacksonMandago also hit Kinoti.

Mandago, who addressed the media at his Uasin Gishu county which was the worst hit county in 2008, read malice in Kinoti’s remarks, saying it is evident that the DCI  was operating under an ‘unusual environment’.

The governor accused the DCI boss of being ingenuine in his quest, adding that his remarks today clearly proved right rumours which had been doing round that lawyer Gicheru’s surrender to the ICC is linked to a possible revival of ICC cases against the Deputy President William Ruto.

On Monday DCI boss George Kinoti announced that they were going to revive 2007-2008 post-election violence cases.

MP fires warning shot on sex pests preying on school girls

Njoro MP Charity Kathambi has fired a warning shot at sex pests who prey on school-going girls and impregnate them.

Kathambi  said  those  behind such should  face the full arm of the law.

She spoke at Davison Primary school in Kihingo Ward,Njoro subcounty during this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations.

Kathambi noted that there has been a steady rise of cases of  school girls becoming pregnant in most parts of the country.

She told men to keep off school girls and ensure they complete their studies.

“To our men please let us keep of our girls.They need to study and complete the same”

The Lawmaker calling on security agencies to ensure law is enforced so that those found guilty are dealt with.

It should be noted that many cases of teenage pregnancies were reported during the COVID-19 pandemic that saw schools shut in March.

Grade 4,Class 8 and Form 4 students resumed learning on October 12.

MP Kathambi calls for lasting solution to land conflicts

There is a need for a lasting solution to land conflicts in Njoro Sub-county of Nakuru County.

Area MP Charity Kathambi says lack of titles for parcels of land in the area has continued to be a menace.

Speaking during Mashujaa Day celebrations at Davison Primary school in Kihingo ward, Kathambi noted that locals cannot go on with development.

The Lawmaker while citing Njoro as agriculture basket, said the same has been derailed due to land conflicts.

She is now rooting for a meeting between the security team and leaders to iron out matters land conflicts in the area.

“Our appeal to the County Commissioner let us have a meeting with Regional Commissioner so that we can sort out the titling issue for Njoro,” said Kathambi.

It should be noted that areas such as Mariashoni and Nessuit in Njoro have had perennial conflicts over resources such as Land.

Kathambi lauds Government’s move to address Eastern Mau conflict

Long time land issue in Eastern Mau will be a thing of past.

This is after Government stepped in with series of meetings to find amicable long term solution.

Speaking on Wednesday at Nessuit Primary School in Njoro,area MP Charity Kathambi expressed optimism that a lasting solution will be reached.

“With the Development on this issue I have no doubt whatsoever that we shall reach a solution” she said.

Kathambi who has been on forefront in advocating for peaceful co-existence in Njoro also challenged the Communities to embrace peace.

The meeting was also attended by Riftvalley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya who reiterated government’s commitment towards finding a lasting solution.

It is a follow-ups of series of other meetings and engagements to find an amicable solution.

The meeting follows a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta to resolve long standing conflicts  over land by December 11, 2020.

The goverment set up a special multi-agency task team which will lead the exercise of establishing the cutline, conduct an audit before issuance of Title deeds in December.

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