Laikipia East Member of Parliament-elect Mwangi Kiunjuri has called on the elected leaders to work together in order to enhance development in the region.
Kiunjuri, who is also The Service Party leader, speaking at Nanyuki stadium during the swearing in of Laikipia governor-elect Joshua Irungu said, Laikipia county lag behind on electricity connectivity, education and roads network noting it is only unity they will be able to forge ahead targeting to improve residents’ livelihoods.
“We should not compete as if we are greater than Laikipia. We have to allow everyone to grow, if we are many in numbers as leaders it’s for the benefit of Laikipia and that will be our responsibility,” said Kiunjuri.
He said to whoever much is given, much is expected addressing the elected leaders in Laikipia.
“We have decided to hold a discourse and evaluate our potential as leaders in terms of development, so that we can bargain for resources from the National government as Laikipia leaders,” said the former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, adding that over 83 per cent of resources come from the National government.
Kiunjuri noted they will lobby for jobs from the incoming government for the candidates who were defeated in Laikipia in the just concluded August 9 general elections without biasness.
The TSP leader further promised the incumbent Mohammed Dedy they will work together and at the same time affirmed to continue with the incumbent’s legacy projects.
Kiunjuri bounced back as the Laikipia East Member of Parliament after trouncing the incumbent Deddy with 30,199 votes casted on August 9, polls.
Deddy was defending his seat in this years’ poll through the United Democratic Party (UDA) managed to garner 28,070 votes.
By Muturi Mwangi