NYERI: Tetu Struggles To Wriggle Out Of Shadow of Nyeri Town
Ever got of a whole sub county deprived of a town, police station, petrol station, a bank or even a sub county hospital? Tetu Sub-County in Nyeri is an economic marvel. But notwithstanding its planned location, it lacks the most basic facilities found in many other sub counties. There is no police station here and inhabitants have to trust on four police posts and one Administration Police camp.
Tetu Constituency was recognized in 1988 and is one of the six constituencies in Nyeri County. It was stored off present-day Nyeri Central and bounces from the slopes of Aberdares all the way to the meeting of rivers Gura and Sagana.
The sub-county, however, is rich in agricultural with flourishing tea, coffee and milk industries, largely credited to the favorable climatic conditions and plentiful water.
Mr Njaramba Wanjii, a local, notes that the lack of these facilities in the sub county has become the standard and people hardly saw it anymore. He faults it on the geographical layout of the sub county which he said has made it difficult to develop.
Also, in the town there are no good roads that link the town with other great towns in the county like Nyeri.