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Nakuru county unveils road in honour of long serving civil servant Lee Njiru

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The county government of Nakuru has named a road after former president Daniel Moi’s press secretary Lee Njiru.

Lee Njiru. Photo: Nakuru county.
Nakuru county names a road after former president Daniel Moi’s long-serving aide Lee Njiru (pictured). Photo: Nakuru county.
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LEE NJIRU Road, located within Nakuru central business district was unveiled on Tuesday, September 21.

Njiru’s track record

Area deputy governor Eric Korir, who presided over the unveiling of the new road, said the regional government honoured Njiru because of his impressive record during his service to the nation as a civil servant.

“Throughout his career in the presidency, Njiru employed an impressive work ethic and integrity, which is a lesson to the young people who are starting out their careers,” said Korir.

Njiru thanked area governor Lee Kinyanjui’s administration during the event, saying the act was incredibly humbling.

“I want to thank the leadership of Nakuru county for this great honour and recognition of my long service to the presidency,” said Njiru.

Njiru retired recently

Njiru, 72, retired last week, after 46 years in the civil service.

In 2020, five roads were named in honour of local heroes and heroines, including second liberation hero veteran politician Koigi Wa Wamwere, current state house comptroller and first governor of Nakuru Kinuthia Mbugua, former MPs Alicen Chelaite and Willy Kibowen Komen.

The county has also named a road after the former first lady Lena Moi.

Kinyanjui has already set up a committee to lead public participation on roads that should be named.

Source: Kenya Breaking News Today

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