A journey of a thousand miles started over 6 years ago finally culminates in to a successful passing of the zoning plan for Syokimau. Congratulations SRA.
Syokimau as an estate is vast and covers 25sqr km with over 700 courts each occupying 5 Acre.
For many years SRA has been engaged in an arduous process of getting our Zoning ratified to become law.
The perennial challenge of the poor road network has been one of SRA’s biggest lobbying agenda.
S.R.A MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
Lobbying for Gov. Services
Over the years SRA has been a community voice on behalf of its members. With the onset of Devolution, Public participation has become central to Government services delivery. Syokimau Estate is well represented by SRA on this front. We have worked with the Central Government as well as County government departments with notable success.
Upholding Value of Properties
Syokimau Estate is a controlled development estate. The minimum subdivision allowed is one single dwelling family unit in an eighth of an acre. SRA has fought hard to maintain this standard against rogue developers whose plan is to densify the estate with multiple dwellings and undesirable commercial developments. We have engaged the County Assembly of Machakos where our zoning plan was passed in 2017.
Protecting Residents Welfare
Our robust Welfare and publicity committee has taken residents welfare as its core mandate. In this effort, SRA has been able to secure very beneficial insurance Policies for our members. One of these member’s insurance policies is the Last Respect insurance Policy provided by APA insurance ltd. We have seen tremendous benefits to our members on this policy among other SRA social Benefits.
Safeguarding the Environment
One of our priorities is our environment. With commercial interests increasing day after day, SRA has had to go to court in numerous occasions to fight rogue developers. We have been able to stop or repulse many environmentally harmful developments. Our Environment committee Leader has worked tirelessly to engage NEMA / the Environment Tribunal who have been our very helpful partners in securing our environment.
Over the years SRA has been a community that through our youth and sports committee cherish the future of our society through various youth programmes, Talent identifications and mentorship. organizing the Annual Marathon event as well as our biggest calendar event which is the Family Fun Day. We have a fully-fledged youth and sports committee led by the youth themselves who also sit at the Excom to deliberate on matters youth.
Security/Inform & Educate
Since inception SRA has been at the forefront of Civic Education for Residents, Equipping them with information on aspects of development that they may not be aware of. This is the sole responsibility of the Welfare & Publicity Committee. SRA also has been able and continues to engage with the National Government as well as the County Government on Matters of security. In 2015 through SRA, the residents built the Syolimau Police Post and continue to support it to date. The post has now has been upgraded to a station.