CS Asks Leaders to tone Down on Political Rhetoric

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Ministry of Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has called on politicians to manage their politics saying that it could further derail government agenda.


CS Wamalwa has instead called on the politicians and key stakeholders to support the president in completing his legacy which he said is critical in perpetuating development in the Country.


He  warned that over-politicking will chase away investors and asked them to be a bit patient as the cry is still 18 months shy of the next general elections in 2022.


Wamalwa who was speaking in Nairobi during the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee (NDICC) Projects assessment by Cabinet Secretaries noted that the country needs goodwill from investors and politics of hate could drive them away.


“Let’s tone down our politics for now so that we focus on development. Bad politics will chase away potential investors. We must ensure political stability for us to achieve some progress “Wamalwa warned.


The CS further warned politicians against propagating hatred messages saying it will be a recipe for chaos and violence.


Political tensions have been rife in the country with the latest being the duel between Simba Arati and Sylvanus Osoro yesterday after they exchanged blows at the funeral of Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi’s father.


The CS who was in company of his Roads and Tourism counterparts lauded the gains made so far especially with the ongoing construction of the Nairobi Expressway saying that once compete it will be a real economic gamechanger.


“This is both a flagship and legacy project for President Uhuru Kenyatta and we are happy with the set timelines by the contractor. We are all looking forward to its completion,” said the CS.


Transport CS James Macharia who the estimated Shs 65 Billion project falls squarely in his docket affirmed that come December 2021, Nairobi Expressway will be ready for use by Kenyans.


Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) had intimated that the Chinese Company will be granted a concession to build, operate and transfer the project for 30 years that includes a construction period of three years and thereafter an operation and maintenance period of 27 years.


by Alice Gworo

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