In Summary

  • The Ward Reps said they would present a petition to help set up a place where visiting Chinese investors, engineers and tourists travelling to Kenya can visit and feel at home.
  • The Chinese Village will be equipped with infrastructure where people can learn Chinese culture, complete with Chinese infrastructure and botanical gardens, which will give them a comfortable feeling while they are in the country.

The quest for the now controversial 54,000 acre Mwea settlement scheme in Mbeere South, Embu County has intensified after Embu MCAs sought 100-acres ostensibly to start a Chinese Village.

The Ward Reps said they would present a petition to help set up a place where visiting Chinese investors, engineers and tourists travelling to Kenya can visit and feel at home.

Led by County Assembly Speaker Kariuki Mate, the MCAs said the move would also boost tourism.

The Chinese Village will be equipped with infrastructure where people can learn Chinese culture, complete with Chinese infrastructure and botanical gardens, which will give them a comfortable feeling while they are in the country.

The proposed Chinese village will come with a china-styled recreational park.

Mr Mate said the Embu County Government needed to diversify its revenue raising measures, saying that the creation of the Chinese village would earn the county millions in foreign exchange.

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