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MP wants more water allocation for Meru County

Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria is rooting for more investment on water projects in Meru County, saying the region has been sidelined.

Speaking on Sunday in Meru, Kuria noted that other regions were having more investments in water, ranging to billions of shillings whereas the region was being given very little.

He stated that there was need for more lobbying for more water projects in the area to help solve the problem of water.

“The actual problem of water in the region is under-investment. We see multibillion water projects in other regions but unfortunately the biggest water project in Meru County is a Sh.60million project in Buuri Sub County,” said Kuria.

Meanwhile, the Gatundu South legislator has appealed to leaders in the Mt. Kenya region to push for the completion of projects being undertaken by the Jubilee administration, while cautioning them against engaging into the 2022 succession politics.

He has also asked leaders to desist from engaging into discussion over Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) until its report is published.

“Those discussing about the BBI are missing the point since the findings have not been made public. It is like talking about a baby being a boy or a girl who is yet to be born,” said the legislator.

He urged Kenyans to give the taskforce a chance to finalize their findings and present the report to the president in Kasarani where all Kenyans should be invited to attend the function.

“President Kenyatta should unveil the document at Kasarani Stadium so that Kenyans can know its contents and make informed decisions. Those saying BBI belongs to some individuals are getting it wrong,” stated Kuria.

The MP has faulted the recommendations in the Punguza Mizigo initiative, saying it will disadvantage regions with high population, while promising to strongly campaign against it.

“It is discriminatory for a county with 10 members of the national assembly currently, being compared to another with only three MPs and reducing it to only two representatives per region as indicated in the Punguza Mizigo,” he noted.

By  Richard  Muhambe

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