14 April 2014

Kenya: Kibwana Criticises Ngilu On 'Fake Map'

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has accused Lands Secretary Charity Ngilu of giving a fake map that shows Konza is in Machakos instead of Makueni.

Kibwana said Ngilu is misleading Makueni residents and Kenyans at large with the map that Kilome MP Regina Ndambuki used to make presentations in June last year.

Speaking on Friday at the county assembly chambers when making a speech on the state of the county, Kibwana said he will do whatever it takes, including going to court, in order to set records straight on the real location of Konza.

"The original mapping of 1992 states that Konza and Kalama are in Makueni. If there is anyone thinking that the land is in another place then it's time they ask for the original maps," Kibwana said.

He said his government has invested Sh558 million in agriculture, health, water, land, gender, transport, trade and education sectors. About Sh18,500,000 was set aside for each of the 30 wards. Kikumbulyu North and South however got an extra million as they are marginalised.

The Ministry of Agriculture received Sh62 million to finance various projects. "The ministry has facilitated the vaccination of 14,800 heads of cattle against foot-and-mouth disease and rabis throug out the county. Further, 16,599 goats were vaccinated against contagious caprine pleuro pneumonia and 53,655 poultry vaccinated against Newcastle disease," Kibwana said.

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