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Towns to Cities
murchr
#1 Posted : Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7:55:15 PM
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the Star wrote:
President Uhuru Kenyatta has today signed three Bills into law, one of which redefines city status.

The Bills presented to the President at State House, Nairobi, are The Urban Areas and Cities (Amendment) Bill 2017, The Petroleum Bill 2017 and the Energy Bill 2017.

While assenting into law the Urban Areas and Cities Amendment Bill, President Kenyatta commended the Senate for acting with speed to pass the law, intended to accelerate efficient and quality services to wananchi.

The new law enables county governments to review the criteria provided for classifying an area as a city, municipality, town or market centre. Under the new law, the number of residents required for city status has been reduced from 500,000 to 250,000.

The law allows a county to declare an urban area a municipality if it has a resident population of at least 50,000 residents. An area qualifies as a town if it has at least 10,000 residents. A market centre requires 2,000 residents.

The law proposes the establishment of boards to govern and manage cities and municipalities and outlines specific requirements for appointment to the boards.


Ngong Kitengela are now cities.
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Kusadikika
#2 Posted : Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:03:30 PM
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Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret cities. Nyeri and Kisii is not too far behind.
murchr
#3 Posted : Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:05:54 PM
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Kusadikika wrote:
Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret cities. Kisii is not too far behind.


Nairobi is a Metroplex now
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Angelica _ann
#4 Posted : Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:18:00 PM
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Just before census, ok & this is Kenyasmile
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murchr
#5 Posted : Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:26:03 PM
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Angelica _ann wrote:
Just before census, ok & this is Kenyasmile


Thought it should work that way. Kibra will have several cities
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radiomast
#6 Posted : Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:19:56 PM
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How will this help Kenyans?
Swali tu
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:04:54 AM
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radiomast wrote:
How will this help Kenyans?
Swali tu

Higher county level taxes. Woe into you if your town is promoted
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radiomast
#8 Posted : Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:37:17 PM
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County governments would also be required to establish boards to govern and manage cities and municipalities.


More salaries to pay. More pigs at the trough. And Kenya has proven that we have neither the mechanisms nor the willpower to enforce accountability.
MugundaMan
#9 Posted : Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:47:20 PM
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murchr wrote:

Ngong Kitengela are now cities.


And don't forget Rongai jameni!

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Hip hip! Hooray to Ngong!
Hip hip! Hooray to Rongai!
Hip hip! Hooray to Jewel in the Crown (Kitengela!)



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Angelica _ann
#10 Posted : Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:53:09 PM
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radiomast wrote:
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County governments would also be required to establish boards to govern and manage cities and municipalities.


More salaries to pay. More pigs at the trough. And Kenya has proven that we have neither the mechanisms nor the willpower to enforce accountability.


You know the caliber of guys appointed to such boards and reasons there in smile
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