Leaders from Nakuru County are looking forward to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit in the area on Wednesday, this week.
Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria said that he hopes the President will have a meeting with leaders from the County.
Gikaria said he will take advantage of the opportunity to ask President Uhuru to allow the county to manage one of the natural resources in the region.
He said that the county has 11 natural resources and wishes that the county will control at least one of the natural resources in order to increase its revenue.
The MP said that if the President grants his wish, he will sponsor an amendment on the Kenya Wildlife Act.
“Nakuru has 11 natural resources that are managed by the national government and if given a chance, I will request his government to surrender one of them to Nakuru County government to boost its revenue streams,” said Gikaria as quoted by nation.co.ke.
The lawmaker further said that the county which is home to several geothermal wells in Naivasha and Menengai crater will start benefitting from Geothermal Development Company.
Nakuru County Elders Peace Forum coordinator Andrew Yatich said he hopes the President will address land issue that has affected the area residents for years.
“Many residents have not been given their land title deeds while others are facing eviction from Mau Forest. These are issues which many residents would like the President to address during his brief visit,” said Yatich.