Outgoing Nyandarua Senator, Engineer Muriuki Karue has lashed out at the incumbent devolved government for misappropriating public funds and failing to deliver.
Karue who has promised to end pillage of public resources in the County if elected governor in 2017’s General election, promised to improve health facilities, infrastructure and provision of water, saying the three areas would be his main agenda as he puts the County on development path.
“It is shameful that people living in this town do not have proper piped water and still use jerrycans to draw the commodity from kiosks which I set up when I was MP (for Ol Kalou constituency),” the Senator said in Ol Kalou town on Wednesday when he launched his campaign manifesto.
He promised his administration would ensure Nyandarua residents get water at village level noting that the Shs.1 billion spent by the County government on water was enough to drill 160 boreholes for every town in the County to have water.
“I drilled a borehole for residents of Leshau and the whole project including drilling, tank and electricity cost about Sh7 million. So S billion was enough to drill 160 boreholes in the County,” said the Civil Engineer.
He said Nyandarua has so far received S6 billion, he helped lobby for as a senator, since 2013 but there was nothing on the ground to show for the amount.
The senator promised to stick to the law which reserves 30 percent of County tenders to women and youth, if elected governor.
For the Jubilee Party nominations, Mr Karue will face the incumbent, Mr Daniel Waithaka Mwangi, former head of Public Service and secretary to the cabinet, Mr Francis Kimemia, deputy governor Waithaka Mwangi Kirika and former county executive, Mr Peter Gathimba.
Others are hotelier, Dr Moses Kiarie and veterinarian Dr Simon Kanyingi.
Karue, who has been spearheading setting up of a Shs.1.2 billion milk processing plant, hit at Governor Waithaka’s administration for refusing to avail Shs.30 million for buying land towards the same.
Source: Kenya News Agency