A new sub county was on Monday launched in Nyali Constituency so as to improve government services to the Nyali residents who have for a long time been under Kisauni Sub County
Nyali Sub County, which is the name of the new sub county, will have 2 new divisions; Kongowea which has a population of 126,509 people and Frere town 102,310 people respectively.
Kongowea will be further divided to Kongowea and Maweni locations, while Frere town on the other hand will be divided to Kadzandani and Frere town locations.
Speaking during the launch at ASK show ground Mombasa, Deputy County Commissioner Kisauni Julius Kavita said the new sub county will now have its own governing system.
“It has been the cry of Nyali people that they have not been getting government services easily so this is good news to them as they will be able to have their own leaders to administer the service,” said Kavita.
County leaders who were present at the event expressed their views of the new sub county, saying it is good news to the area residents.
“We are happy for this new development; this means that security services will now be brought closer to the people,” said MCA Frere town Amir Thoya.
The ceremony that was also graced by Nyali MP Hezron Awiti, saw various chiefs provided with motorbikes to help facilitate their transport.
A number of female MCA’s have however expressed concern over gender imbalance among the distribution of Chiefs and Wazee Wa Mtaa in the county, a matter that Mr. Kavita said will definitely be looked upon when it comes to selecting leaders of the area.