Does Marsabit Town deserve Municipal Status?

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The County government of Marsabit is in a rush to upgrade to municipal status. This is part of a country wide frenzy where counties are scrambling for this status.

Marsabit Town does not meet some of the measures set out in the Urban Areas and Cities Act. But the justification from the The department of Lands, Urban development, housing and Energy is that the Town is the “seat of the governor” and the “headquarters” of the county thus deserving of Municipal Status.

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