A County Executive Committee (CEC) member in the Tharaka Nithi County government has called on residents of Munguni location to part with small pieces of land to allow for the expansion of the feeder road linking them to Gaketha location and the main road to Nairobi.
CEC member for Lands, Housing and Physical planning, Njue Njagi called on the people of the location to provide room for the expansion of the feeder road to enable them access market for their agricultural produce.
“Muthomi Njuki has heard the cry of the people of this location nicknamed ‘Migingo’ and in conjunction with Kareke Mbiuki, we wish to provide water, electricity and roads to Munguni location but the feeder road cannot be expanded without the co-operation from the area residents,” said the CEC.
Njagi who was representing Governor Muthomi Njuki in a fundraising for a water project at Munguni Tea Buying Centre in Muthambi ward on Saturday, said the governor and the area Member of Parliament Kareke Mbiuki were committed to development and the location should not be left behind.
He said the county government has already acquired road construction equipment that include three bulldozers, an excavator, a roller and a water boozer and the cost of road construction would tremendously come down now that they would not employ the services of contractors for feeder roads.
Njagi further disclosed that the county has also purchased a water drilling juggernaut to help solve water problems in some parts of the county and this would complement the dams already scheduled to be constructed in the county.
The CEC disclosed that the delay in connecting households in the location to electricity was due to the stepping aside of senior Kenya Power company employees recently but now that the issue has been resolved, the connections would resume soon.
Similar sentiments were echoed by the Personal Assistant to Kareke Mbiuki, Jones Kinegeni who said the MP is working closely with the county governor to deliver on their promises to the people of Maara constituency and the entire Tharaka Nithi County during their election campaigns.
In a veiled attack to the former County Governor Mbae Ragwa, Kinegeni described the first five years of devolution as having delivered nothing to the people of Tharaka Nithi but with Njuki and Mbiuki, the people were already experiencing a change in administration.
By David Mutwiri