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Transport CS, Macharia downplays impeachment threat by Nyali MP

The  Transport, Infrastructure and Housing Cabinet Secretary (CS),  James Macharia has said he will not be cowed by the  impeachment threats spearheaded by Nyali MP, Mohammed Ali.

On Friday, Macharia said he is determined to continue in implementing various road projects he has initiated.

Speaking in Murang’a when he inspected several roads, the CS noted that he has not done anything against his mandate to warrant impeachment.

He observed that the government is doing roads in almost all counties and that his work will not be interrupted by cheap politics.

Ali last week said he will sponsor a motion of no confidence with CS Macharia on the issue of lack of profitability of Standard Gauge Railway.

The legislator is currently in the process of collecting signatures from MPs so as to move the motion.

The  Murang’a MPs who accompanied Macharia as he inspected St. Mary’s –Gitugi-Mioro Road and Mau Mau road said the Nyali lawmaker will not succeed.

The  Murang’a County Women Representative, Sabina Chege said as leaders backing President Uhuru Kenyatta, they will not allow an attempt to destabilize Macharia.

“Macharia   has proved to deliver as mandated by the government, and we are ready to defend and accomplish President’s agenda of tarmacking roads in this country,” said Chege.

Chege described the road network that has been developed in the country by the Jubilee administration for the last seven years as remarkable.

“Murang’a  county  has been a beneficiary of the roads network in almost all the constituencies, among them Nyoka Nyoka road, Gitugi Mioro Road, the newly constructed Ithanga road, Murang’a Gwa Thamaki Road among many others,” noted Chege.

On his part, Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro told-off Nyali MP, saying Mombasa of all other counties has benefited greatly with infrastructure during Macharia’s tenure.

Meanwhile, on road development programmes, Macharia stated that Mau Mau road that will spend Sh.30 billion will open Mt Kenya region further and increase business opportunities.

“The road starts in Kiambu and will end up Njeng’u in Mweiga area along Nyeri-Nyahururu Highway and it is part of the corridor designed to open and link the region with other parts,” he said.

On rehabilitation of the railway, Macharia said the project was 90 percent complete and will be commissioned by the President when ready.

“The railway project being undertaken by National Youth Service (NYS) is part of the development agenda that President Kenyatta promised during the electioneering period,” he further highlighted.

By  Bernard  Munyao

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