Kisii County Deputy Governor Joash Maangi has reassured both local and foreign investors of their safety throughout the festive season.

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Speaking when he met with the Sustainable Urban Economic Development (SUED) team on Tuesday, Maangi insisted that Kisii is one of the municipalities with tight security. 

"I want to confirm to all our investors who have invested in Kisii and its environs. I urge investors to continue setting up businesses in Kisii because the county is safe with enough security officers to keep off criminals," said Maangi. 

Dr Maangi further emphasized the need for local traders to welcome foreign investors with the aim of exchanging business ideas to help in sustainable growth. 

"Our local investors should be willing to accomodate the foreigners  who will bring in new business ideas for the economic growth of our county," he added. 

SUED program is funded by the United Kingdom's Depart of International Development (DFID) and it aims at supporting twelve fast growing municipalities in Kenya.

Governor James Ongwae is rapidly reaching out to investors with an aim of leaving a concrete legacy ahead of his 2022 retirement.

Dr Maangi, who is also serving his second term, is keen to succeed Ongwae. The seasoned politician is one of closest allies of Deputy President William Ruto.