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Furious MP Lectures PS Kibicho in Public Meeting


  • Tharaka MP Gitonga Murugara on Thursday, October 15, lectured Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho over stalled projects in the constituency.

    The MP was speaking in Chuka town when Kibicho led 15 other Principal Secretaries and the Secretary to President’s Delivery Unit Andrew Wakahiu on an inspection of projects tour in Tharaka-Nithi County. 

    “I’m not happy, you took 15 minutes to only see one stalled project, there was nothing else to see in Tharaka, absolutely nothing, and that cannot be the development that brought Dr Kibicho and the host of all these PS’ in Tharaka Nithi county,” Murugara stated.

    Tharaka MP Gitonga Murugara
    Tharaka MP Gitonga Murugara

    One by one, Murugara mentioned projects that he wanted accomplished by some of the principal secretaries who were present during the meeting.

    “Let Transport PS Wilson Irungu do a major project in Tharaka, let Energy PS Joseph Njoroge help with electricity connectivity. Tharaka has only 9% electricity connectivity and that is not acceptable, even when you report to the president, he will say it is unfair to the constituency,” Murugara continued.

    The MP decried that the roads in the constituency were in bad condition, lamenting that the only good roads in the area were in Meru County.

    “Non of your PS’ saw tarmac with his eyes. I make a special plea to the Ministry of Roads, let me have at least two roads in Tharaka, being extensions of Meru to connect the main road, which is under construction,” the MP stated.

    On his part, Kibicho said that contractors who had abandoned some of the projects would go back to site immediately after sticky issues were resolved.

    Among the projects scheduled to benefit from the intervention are the Chuka-Kanwa-Kareni road, the Ciakariga-Marimanti-Gatunga road and the Chogoria-Weru-Kiriani road. 

    Others are the Chuka Kirubia stadium that the contractor pledged to complete by December this year and the county government headquarters at Kathanwa that will receive Ksh32 million immediately to hasten its construction. 

    In addition, PS Kibicho also directed the immediate fixing of the pump at the Kanjuki Water Treatment plant and the preparation of budget estimates on a borehole to be drilled at the site to complement water supply. 

    Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho inspecting projects in Tharaka Nithi on Thursday, October 15
    Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho inspecting projects in Tharaka Nithi on Thursday, October 15
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