A section of Leaders 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 (CS), 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 Member of Parliament (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).
“Development has been going on in all parts of this country and the President is keen to ensure his agenda in terms of delivering services to people is attained before he leaves office.
“As MPs we are out to ensure public funds factored to facilitate various projects are prudently utilized. Also, we want to ensure projects which have already been started are completed.” Added Kega.
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 that the government has done less this term.
Kioni observed that residents can attest what they are witnessing on developments done in their localities.
The Transport CS said the Jubilee Government in its first term did only 3, 000 kilometres of road as compared to 7, 000 kilometres 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 dualing 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 contractors doing this road are ahead of schedule and we expect by June next year the construction of the dual carriage will be fully complete,” added Macharia.
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 – Cario in Egypt highway.
“After completion of dueling Kenol-Marua, the government will embark on extending the dual carriage to Isiolo. Opening of the roads in the central region will create employment opportunities as the agricultural sector will get a big boost,” he added.
The Government is also doing another major road which borders Aberdare escarpments and connects four counties, including Nyeri, Murang’a, Kiambu and Nyandarua.
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 Twonship), Peter Kimari (Mathioya), Gichuki Mugambi (Othaya), Ngugi Nduati (Gatanga), Njoki Kibe (Gatundu North) among others.