The Member of Parliament for Lugari Constituency, Nabii Nabwera, has said he will put focus on two key things affecting his constituents: the poor road network and the issue of land ownership.
Speaking to NTV in Nairobi today about his experience with the ongoing parliamentary induction to familiarize himself with how the House works, Nabwera showed concern about squatters who are yet to be settled on the disputed forest land.
“In Lugari, there are residents who were awarded land in 1992 by the late President Mzee Daniel Moi. The land, which was once forested, is still owned by the forest service and the people awarded are still living like squatters,” he said.
The former Kakamega Chief of Staff said the new President, William Ruto, addressed the land issue in his campaign and he (Nabwera) will be seeking his audience to find a solution.
The MP also took note of the poor state of roads in his constituency and said it is the second thing he is giving priority.
“Lugari Constituency is far behind in terms of development, especially with the roads, which are impassable. I promise to work on this,” he said.
The lawmaker also urged politicians to prioritize education in the country in relation to the ongoing debate on the new government’s plan to scrap the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) and offer a better alternative.
- Edited by Sam Oduor
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Tom Lutali is a seasoned scribe based in Lugari Sub-County in Kakamega County who writes human interest stories and sports for WKT.