Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has assured area residents of her commitment to transformative leadership as pledged in her pre-election promises.
The governor said there was tangible development in all the 20 Wards in the area since she took over the county leadership in 2017.
“When you look at the face of Kerugoya town and especially opposite the local referral hospital, the positive transformation going on has never been witnessed in the area before. We have moved fast and the modernization going on once completed in the next five months will provide services to the locals just like those hospitals in Nairobi offer,” she said.
Speaking at the St Thomas Cathedral in Kerugoya town Sunday where she attended a Sunday service, Waiguru said despite the initial serious challenges her administration faced, she has still managed to deliver.
“These challenges which emerged soon after our election in office and which we were able to overcome through the will of God only handed our resolve to serve the people who gave us the mandate to govern this wonderful county,” she said.
She had on Friday made a similar statement at Kiamwenja market when she attended the funeral ceremony of a renowned law scholar Margaret Wamuyu.
Waiguru told the mourners her administration was committed to ensuring the provision of health services to the locals was given preference.
The governor said once the ongoing construction of the ultra-modern hospital complex was completed, it would have a 300 bed capacity.
“We will have all the beds connected to oxygen gas supply which we manufactured within the hospital to ensure patients who might require the gas got it with ease unlike before where such inpatients used to suffer for lack of the lifesaving commodity,” she noted.
She has completely transformed Kutus and Kagio town which were initially kiosk towns when she took over the leadership three years ago, where cabro has become synonymous with the ongoing transformation.
Waiguru also said her administration has set a side Sh100 million for the construction of a tomato processing factory at Kangai Ward, Mwea West Sub- County.
The governor told the worshipers they would see more such massive developments this year across the county during the remaining period before the next general elections.
“The facelifts we are giving our towns will certainly attract investors who will embark on massive development in this county thereby improving the living standards of our people,” she said.
by Irungu Mwangi