Uhuru Launches Multi-Million Complex for MCAs [PHOTOS]

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta launching the Ugatuzi Plaza in Nakuru County on August 14, 2019. Twitter
  • Members of the Nakuru County Assembly, on Wednesday, had something to smile about after President Uhuru Kenyatta launched a multi-million project for their benefit.

    According to photos seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the four-storeyed Ugatuzi Plaza is made of glass finishing and valued at Ksh230 million.

    He also gave an address at the county assembly, his first in any assembly, urging counties to work with the available resources.

    The launch comes roughly 51 years since his father, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, inaugurated the Central Rift County Council chambers at the same spot.

    A photo of the new Ugatuzi Plaza at Nakuru County Assembly.

    Jomo first opened the chambers in 1967 in a move that was aimed at cementing the majimbo system.

    The system was, however, abolished in 1974 and was replaced with the Nakuru County Council.

    While at the launch, Uhuru maintained his ground that governors would not receive any new increased allocation apart from the Ksh 316 billion share they currently receive.

    The governors, together with senators, had been pushing for the allocation to be raised to Ksh335 billion that the commission on revenue allocation gave counties for the financial year 2019/2020.

    “It is unfortunate that every day has turned out to a competition between the two houses while Kenyans are now suffering the brunt of this standoff.

    "With all due respect, agree with me that there is money so that the little available funds can be released so that Kenyans can be served,” affirmed Uhuru.

    Below are more photos from the launch:

    Refurbished seats inside the new Ugatuzi Plaza
    President Uhuru addressing the Nakuru County Assembly members.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nakuru County Governor, Lee Kinyanjui, speaking inside the new Ugatuzi Plaza.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta greets Nakuru County Governor, Lee Kinyanjui, during the new Ugatuzi Plaza launch.