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Chuka  court annuls Igambang’ombe sub-county

The Chuka high court has nullified the creation of Igambang’ombe sub-county after a group of 12 elders filed a case stating that the sub county does not exist constitutionally.

The sub-county was meant to be officially launched by Tharaka Nithi governor Muthomi Njuki and County Commissioner Ms. Beverly Opwora in December 2021.

According to the filed case, the complainants argue that there was no public participation in the formation of the sub-county citing that the legal procedures were not followed.

The court then gave a grace period of 90 days for relevant authorities to take action and ensure there is involvement of the public as required.

Speaking outside his office, the governor said that they were granted the directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kathwana in 2017 to foster development and faster delivery of services to residents.

“We were given this sub county as a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kathwana in 2017. We pressed hard until we were granted our wish of a split of the then Chuka Igambang’ombe sub county so that we could reach out faster to residents,” he added.

Njuki maintained that those who filed the case are in the front line to limit development and growth of the region adding that they should have taken action immediately instead of waiting two years later.

“These are the same people who filed cases against the construction of the Chuka Town Monument and the Kathwana Municipality,” he emphasized.

Njuki revealed that they will appeal the unfair ruling verdict on the residents of Igambang’ombe Sub County.

“Together with the shareholders of Igambang’ombe Sub County we are going to appeal on the ruling to ensure a fair process is conducted for the people of Igambang’ombe,” he said.

Governor addressing the media at his office in Chuka

The governor insisted that the act was malicious and whoever filed the case has no interest in the people.

“We are saddened that there are people who are individualistic and don’t care about the needs of the residents of this sub county,” Njuki lamented.

Governor Njuki also added that they are fighting for a Muthambi sub county and Ciakariga sub county which will be split from Maara and Tharaka Constituencies.

 

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