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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Maragua residents not happy with mum MP’s work

Residents of Maragua in Murang’a county are up in arms against their MP Peter Kamande for not pushing the government, Kura and Kera to improve roads in the constituency.
The residents led by Gilbert Maina said roads in the area had been neglected for a long time since politicians used them as political carrots to seek for votes but once elected they ignored them.
Maina who is a prominent businessman was conducting members of the press to a factfinding mission of the poor state of roads in the constituency. He said bad roads hampered economic and infrastructural growth.
He said the Makuyu-Kamahuha - Igikiro roads should be tarmacked. He said the roads becomes impassable during the rainy seasons. But reacting to the challenge, Maragua MP Peter Kamande said he had presented his pleas to the relevant authorities for action but the government had no money for the road.
“I have presented my prayers to the government which has pledged to tackle the matter once the money is available,” said Kamande who concurred with the electorate that the road network was pathetic and required urgent intervention.
Kamande said men in the area had abdicated their roles to wives/women. He said men needed prayers and not condemnation to take their cardinal role of providing for their families. He said the constituency was receiving bad publicity. “Things are not bad as they are being portrayed in the media,” said the MP.
He said negative publicity scared away investors. He decried corruption within the government and in private sector saying the vice was eating into our economy thus hampering national development an job creation. He urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Arap Ruto to fight graft from top to bottom without saving sacred cows.