Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis had a chance to interact with the people of Salawa Ward in Baringo Central Sub County in a positive atmosphere.
The occasion was the handing out of title deeds following a successful, though protracted land adjudication exercise.
It would also have been a great opportunity to milk the event of good publicity. It is the kind of event that any other governor would have invited the President, DP, or at least the CS for lands.
It would have been a high profile event, complete with invitation of and facilitation of the media so as to properly publicize the event.
But Governor Kiptis curiously opted to forego all those advantages, and let the line CEC, Elijah Koros, and the Chief Officer, Catherine Changwony.
The consequence was that the event was low key and even the county officers were robbed of the higher publicity platform that would have come with a higher profile event.
The county’s facebook page carried a story of the event. The story was titled “Over 5000 title deeds issued to the residents of Salawa”.
“Speaking while presiding over the issuance of 5, 055 at Salawa Centre, Lands, Housing, and Urban Development CEC Elijah Koros thanked the residents for their patience since adjudication and demarcation process began 40 years ago,” it reported.
That was on Tuesday 19th of this month. An hour later, the governor shared the post.
Is it a case of the tail wagging the dog?
Photo: Baringo Lands CEC Elijah Koros when he handed out title deeds at Salawa. Photo courtesy.