, BISSIL, Kenya Jul 5 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the government will write-off debts that livestock farmers in Kajiado County owe the Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC).
President Kenyatta said his administration’s intervention is aimed at saving the livestock farmers from having their land auctioned for delayed payment for the loans they took to boost their stock.
“While the waiver of debts will benefit all livestock farmers in the county, I have directed AFC to start with those whose land is most at risk of being auctioned so that they can get back the title deeds they used as security,” President Kenyatta said.
The President spoke at Bissil in Kajiado County where he presented a tent, chairs and a truck to the Inter-Ministry Union (IMU) that brings together churches in the Maa community regions, fulfilling a pledge he made when he attended the union’s 18th interdenominational annual prayers for the country at Ngatataek in April.
The affected livestock farmers took loans from AFC to buy animals which died as a result of devastating drought in the area.
President Kenyatta also spoke on the need for all Kenyans to embrace peace and unity, urging Kajiado residents to support his re-election to safeguard development the country has achieved in the last four years under his administration.
He underscored Jubilee’s commitment to spread development across the country by taking government services closer to Kenyans.
“To fight poverty, there must be peace and unity so that the development projects we are implementing can directly lift the lives of Kenyans across the country,” President Kenyatta said.
He announce the creation of Lele sub-county, saying a Deputy County Commissioner will be posted to ensure residents access to effective and efficient services.
Speaking at the event attended by thousands of residents, Kajiado leaders said who included MPs Katoo ole Metito (Kajiado South) and Peris Tobiko (Kajiado East) among others assured President Kenyatta that they will safeguard Jubilee votes in the county.
President Kenyatta who started his meet-the-people tour of the vast Kajiado County at Isara the 70 Km Imaroro-Mashuru-Isara road at a cost of Kshs 3.6 billion, addressed residents at Mashuru and Maili 46.
At Maili 46, President Kenyatta announced a new district called Elang’ata Waas District.
He also announced that the hovernment will soon launch the construction works of Kajiado-Magadi Road which will pass through Maili 46 town in Loodokilani ward.