Ferdinand Waititu Waititu reveals one thing one would require to work in Kiambu County

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Governor Waititu said staff will be required to follow the new directive.

play Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Uasin Gishu's Jackson Mandago and Nandi's Steven Sang in Kwale (Courtesy)

Unrelenting Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu on Friday defended Kiambu MCAs for passing a controversial motion that will see 70 per cent of the dominant ethnic community employed by companies operating in the region.

Mr Waititu who spoke on the sidelines of the ongoing Governors Induction, which is set to end today, maintained that new yet controversial move will help reduce unemployment among the youth in the community.

"Under devolution we are required to give the 70 per cent of every opportunity to the majority and 30 per cent to the minority so there nothing to make the move by the MCAs a debate. We spend funds to develop this county and we want the locals to be the among the top beneficiaries,” said Mr Waititu told the Nation.

play Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waitiu, and Turkana's counterpart Josphat Nanok. (Courtesy)


He added: “As we help investors to establish businesses in our county we need them to give priority to our residents. We cannot be fighting for job opportunities for our youth then they be left out.”

Mr Waititu divulged that the residents will be required to produce their national identification cards in order to be offered a job in Kiambu.

He added that the county officials at in the government institutions and business institutions would be scrutinized in the near future as a measure to implement the 70 per cent staff requirements.

“Devolution was initiated so that people can enjoy development at their door steps and that is what we are advocating for,” he said.

Mr Waititu’s remarks comes a day after the Kiambu County Assembly passed a motion that will compel public and private institutions and businesses operating in the region to get 70 per cent of its workforce from the dominant community.


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