Members of the County Assembly led by the Speaker Hon. Muteti Murimi, today joined Governor Anne Waiguru in marking Kenya’s 60th anniversary since attainment of independence from British colonialists.
The event, which was held at Good Samaritan Secondary school grounds in Mwea West Sub County, saw thousands of residents from all walks of life join the rest of Kenyans in celebrating the heroes and heroines who fought tirelessly in ensuring that the Country got full independence from the white settlers in 1963.
The Governor, who was the chief guest, noted the tremendous development track record that the Country has achieved over the years. She was upbeat that the Country is moving in the right direction noting that the Economy has moved out of ‘Intensive Care Unit’ and that the future is bright.
“I am a student of economics and I can tell you that our economy has moved out of ICU and is now in High Dependency Unit (HDU). Within a matter of time, our economy will move from HDU to the General ward before we finally get out of the woods” Governor Waiguru said amid jubilation from residents.
She further said that the County is on track to achieving Universal Health Care ( UHC) after 1,205 Community Health Promoters were brought on board a few weeks ago. “The Community Health Promoters (CHPs) will be in charge of 100 households and will have a monthly stipend of Kes. 5,000. We have issued them with the necessary kits to perform their mandate” the Governor Said.
This year’s Jamhuri Day National Celebrations was held at Uhuru Gardens where the President, Dr. William Samoei Ruto, led the Country in Marking the auspicious occasion.

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