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Daily Nation : February 20th 2014
20 | County News DAILY NATION Thursday February 20, 2014 ROW | Community vows to resist eviction from forest COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KIAMBU OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Persuant to: The Physical Planning Act (CAP 286) County Government Act( No.17 of 2012) Urban Areas And Cities Act (No 13 Of 2011) PUBLIC NOTICE FOR 2ND STAKEHOLDERS FORUM FOR KIAMBU COUNTY SPATIAL PLAN Notice is hereby given that the County Government of Kiambu is intending to prepare the County spatial plan. The plan is being prepared pursuant to the Physical Planning Act Cap 286 and the County Government Act of 2012 The plan will provide a long term spatial development framework for the county covering a period of 10 years that will be subject to review after five years. The purpose of the plan is to indicate desired patterns of landuse and provide strategic guidance in respect of location and nature of development within the county while taking into account the development programmes and policies of the county as articulated in the county integrated development plan. The plan will seek to; • • Provide distribution of activities over space Designate areas for urban development, Agriculture production, Infrastructure development and conservation areas. • Provide a framework for lower level planning The plan preparation process will be participatory and will involve stakeholders in the public and private sectors, NGOs, CBOS and the larger populace. All stakeholders are hereby invited for the 2nd stakeholders forum as per the sub counties meetings indicated below. DATE SUB-COUNTY MONDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2014 TIME VENUE THIKA SUB-COUNTY 9:00 A.M TOWN HALL KIAMBU SUB-COUNTY 9:00 A.M COMMUNITY HALL JUJA SUB-COUNTY 9:00 A.M SENATE HALL RUIRU SUB-COUNTY 9:00 A.M CATHOLIC CHURCH TUESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2014 GATUNDU NORTH SUB COUNTY GATUNDU SOUTH SUB-COUNTY GITHUNGURI SUBCOUNTY LARI SUB-COUNTY WEDNESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2014 9:00 A.M KAMWANGI CATHOLIC CHURCH 9:00 A.M EDUCATIONAL HALL DC’S COMPOUND 9:00 A.M AYUB KINYUA 9:00 A.M KIMENDE ACK HALL KIKUYU SUB-COUNTY 9:00 A.M ACK KIKUYU TOWN KABETE SUB-COUNTY 9:00 A.M A.C.K WANGIGE HALL KIAMBAA SUB-COUNTY 9:00 A.M A.C.K KARURI LIMURU SUB-COUNTY 9:00 A.M DOCKLAND HOTEL Wilson Maroa Ag.County Secretary PHOEBE OKALL | NATION Representatives of the Sengwer community from Embobut Forest, Mr Thomas Kiprotich (left) and Ms Christine Chepthitai, together with lawyer Yash Pal Ghai (right) and Mazingira Institute executive director Davinder Lamba after a news conference at the Kenya Human Rights Commission’s offices in Nairobi yesterday. The community vowed to resist eviction from the forest, which they say is their ancestral land. EXODUS | Repatriation in full swing DP: More than 1m refugees to go home freely Deputy President announces that so far about 100,000 have opted to leave BY SAMUEL KARANJA @Wachege1 email@example.com AND AGGREY MUTAMBO @agmutambo firstname.lastname@example.org expected to voluntarily return home in two years, the government has said. Making the announcement, M Deputy President William Ruto also said Kenya will open an embassy in Somalia by June in efforts to support the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia. Between 80,000 and 100,000 refugees who fled Somalia following the collapse of the Siad Barre regime in 1991 have returned home on their own volition, Mr Ruto said. Addressing journalists at his office with new Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, Mr Ruto said the Somali government had agreed to appoint four people to a committee that will oversee the repatriation. “We will ensure that refu- gees voluntarily return home, there is no better time for them to go home than now,” said the DP. Last night Kenya accused a ore than one million Somali refugees living in Kenya are rights group of trying to slow down the repatriation. Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku said organisations accusing Kenya of mistreating refugees have an interest in ensuring they do not leave as they do business with them. “Their interest is to keep refugees here and ours is their safe return home,” he said. Amnesty International on Tuesday claimed that refugees are returning home because they are being harassed. In its latest report, it said the Kenyan authorities were making life “unbearable” by either denying them registration or disregarding their identification passes. Amnesty did not indicate how many refugees have returned home because of the alleged discrimination. ANNOUNCEMENT Displaced to be home in 2 years NAIROBI Sh1bn state bids have gone to the youth— PS BY NATION CORRESPONDENT The youth have already taken up Sh1.5 billion out of the Sh200 billion government tenders set aside for them in the first quarter of year, the Devolution ministry has said. The youth, women and the disabled are also set to start benefiting from the Sh6 billion Uwezo Fund in a month’s time after the National Assembly on Tuesday approved regulations on how the cash will be managed. It will take another month before the (Uwezo) funds can be accessed by the youth” Devolution Principal Secretary Peter Mangiti Devolution Principal Secre- tary Peter Mangiti yesterday said guidelines and names of members of the national and constituency steering committees would be gazetted by Friday. Each constituency will get at least Sh19 million for the targeted groups to set up businesses. Mr Mangiti told county “We will ensure that refugees voluntarily return home, there is no better time for them to go home than now” DP William Ruto youth development officers, who will rally the youth to take up the funds, to ensure they are used prudently. He spoke at a sensitisation workshop for county youth directors at the Kenya School of Law in Nairobi.
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