A section of MPs drawn from Mount Kenya region have underscored the development record attained by the current regime. The legislators allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta have said the government in the second term has achieved more in terms of development as compared to the first term.
Speaking when they accompanied Transport cabinet secretary James Macharia to inspect construction of Kenol-Marua dual carriage on Thursday, the lawmakers dismissed those claiming the government has done less this term than it did between 2013 to 2017. Led by Kieni MP, Kanini Kega and Murang’a county woman representative Sabina Chege, the MPs faulted a section of their counterparts who are alleging development track was disrupted by building bridges initiative (BBI).
Chege on her part lauded the infrastructural developments being implemented by the Jubilee government saying they will boost the economy of the country. The construction of roads, she said has provided employment to hundreds of young people, saying the agricultural sector will get a big boost.
On his part Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni told off people who are trying to portray the government has done less this term. The Transport CS said the Jubilee government in its first term did only 3, 000 kilometers of road as compared to 7, 000 kilometers it has already done during the second term. The Projects, Macharia said are being implemented in all the 47 counties saying their impact will be felt once they are completed.
About the dueling of Kenol – Marua road, the CS noted that the works are at about 28 percent complete and by December this year, one side of the road will be completed. The project which is funded at a tune of Sh. 15 billion will be a link road to northern corridor with Macharia adding it is part of cape town – Cairo in Egypt highway.
The road dubbed Mau Mau road and being funded at a tune of Sh. 30 billion will connect and boost business activities between central Kenya and the larger rift valley. Other legislators who accompanied Macharia include, Wambugu Ngunjiri (Nyeri Township), Peter Kimari (Mathioya), Gichuki Mugambi (O thaya), Ngugi Nduati (Gatanga), Njoki Kibe (Gatundu North) among others.