Muslim community In Murang’a want to be included in County appointments

Members of the Muslim community living in Murang’a County have requested Governor Irungu Kang’ata to factor them in various appointments within his administration.

The Muslims have decried being neglected in job opportunities among other appointments in different departments of the county government.

Expressing their concern to KNA on Tuesday, they argued that despite being one of the minority groups in the county, the former administration ignored them as none of Muslim faithful was given any key position in the county government.

One of the Muslim faithful from Maragua Mohammed Maluki said most of the Muslims live in parts of Murang’a south requesting governor Kang’ata to appoint some of them in the county boards.

“Some of Muslim faithful are well educated and we request the new administration led by governor Kang’ata to appoint some of us as members of the county executive, county public service board among other positions,” added Maluki.

He further asked the county administration to consider channeling more developments in Murang’a south saying few projects were implemented by the former administration in the area.

“Murang’a south geographically is big and has a big population. We need local towns to be improved, more water connections and among other key infrastructure,” he added.

His sentiments were echoed by a Murang’a south resident James Ngunjiri who claimed big trading centres in Murang’a south like Kenol and Kangari lack sufficient supply of clean water.

Ngunjiri observed that due to increasing population in the local towns, the county administration should consider putting up sewer lines and setting marketplaces, saying currently traders are forced to sell their goods along roads.

Murang’a south has four constituencies including Maragua, Kandara, Gatanga and Kigumo while in the north parts of the county there are Kiharu, Kangema and Mathioya constituencies.

On his part, a businessman Kenneth Maguta asked the new governor to unite all leaders in the county and ensure development is equitably distributed.

“This time we don’t want to see some areas being neglected in terms of development. As business people we also want all leaders to be united since differences will pose challenges to realisation of development,” added Maguta.

On Monday, Kang’ata visited the county offices and met employees where he promised to bring all the workers on board for better service delivery.



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