From left to right Gichugu MP Gichimu Githinji, his Mwea counterpart Kabinga Wachira and the Kirinyaga Central colleague Munene Wambugu addressing the media ouside Kiamachiri Anglican Church within Kagio town this afternoon after attending a Sunday Service.
Elected leaders who are fond of finding faults in the government to start criticizing it should resign and join the opposition to avoid double speak and conflicts of interest.
Mwea MP Kabinga Wachira said such leaders were keenly waiting to count the faults the school opening will have tomorrow to start making a political capital out of such misfortunes.
He said schools having remained for more than nine months will certainly have some challenges reopening tomorrow but leaders should come up with solutions and not unwarranted criticism.
Speaking to the Media at Kiamachiri Anglican church in his constituency after attending a Sunday service the first time legislator urged such leaders still in the government to quit at this earliest opportunity instead of causing unnecessary rifts.
“ With the country still reeling from the negative effects caused into all the sectors by the corona pandemic it was expected that leaders worth being holders of elective positions should move in one direction in support of the many efforts the government was making to put the nation back on its feet, “he said.
Accompanied by his Gichugu and Kirinyaga Central counterparts Gichimu Githinji and Munene Wambugu respectively , Wachira thanked the government for embarking on project s in his area worth Sh 50 billion .
“Some of these projects include tarmacking of various roads, the KEMRI , Thiba dam as well as the irrigation canals to connect the irrigation water to 20,000 new hectares for rice production ,”he said.
He said with president Uhuru’s ten year term of office coming to and next year ,there was going to be a big scramble for resources and leaders who will not have organised themselves properly stand to lose.
“This year Kenyans will see jostling and scramble for resources like never before and those who have already shown open bias and unwarranted criticism set to lose a share of the national cake ,” the MP said.
Wambugu on the other hand said there was urgent need for all elected leaders from the county to forge a united front which would enable them deliver on their pre-election promise in 2017.
He said it was only through such unity their development agenda could be addressed by the government which funds projects in their respective areas.
Wambugu said the unity between him ,Wachira and Githinji had brought about rapid development in the entire county.
“We always go to lobby for projects meant to benefit our people as one united team and as you are aware, this year many roads have been earmarked for tarmacking in Mwea and Gichugu to make them look like my area which has the longest tarmac connectivity in the county ,”he said.
He also said the government had supplied some 5000 desks various schools in his constituency as reopening tomorrow.
Githinji on his part said he could not tell for sure if any such desks had been supplied to schools in his area .
“But like my colleague Wachira has said I will be moving around the constituency tomorrow to ascertain first hand any problems teachers might be experiencing due to the covid -19 protocols prescribed by the government ,”he said.
The three also agreed there was urgent need to create one more constituency in the densely populated Mwea while the county had five sub- counties with four constituencies.
“Mwea has a population of 237,000 residents and only allocated Sh 100 million for the CDF while other constituencies with only about 40,000 residents receive the same amount making which results to inequitable distribution of the national resources, “Wachira noted.