Furious Tharaka Member of Parliament Gitonga Murugara gave Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho a piece of his mind over stalled projects in the Constituency.
The legislature was speaking in Chuka town where Kibicho led 15 other Principal Secretaries and the Secretary to President’s Delivery Unit Andrew Wakahiu on an inspection of projects tour in Tharaka-Nithi County.
Gitonga expressed his disappointment stating that there was nothing to see in Tharaka after Karanja Kibicho took only 15 minutes to see only one stalled project.
“I’m not happy, you took 15 minutes to only see one stalled project, there was nothing else to see in Tharaka, absolutely nothing, and that cannot be the development that brought Dr. Kibicho and the host of all these PS’ in Tharaka Nithi County,” Murugara stated.
Murugara went on to call out Permanent Secretaries who were at the meeting and had failed to deliver.
He also mentioned projects that he wanted to be completed by the PSs adding that even if they reported back to President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Head of State would also be disappointed.
“Let Transport PS Wilson Irungu do a major project in Tharaka, let Energy PS Joseph Njoroge help with electricity connectivity. Tharaka has only 9% electricity connectivity and that is not acceptable, even when you report to the president, he will say it is unfair to the constituency,” Murugara continued.
The MP complained about the roads in his Constituency which he stated were in bad condition, pleading with the Ministry of Roads to at least ensure his people have two roads.
“None of your PS’ saw tarmac with his eyes. I make a special plea to the Ministry of Roads, let me have at least two roads in Tharaka, being extensions of Meru to connect the main road, which is under construction,” the MP stated.
Kibicho defended himself assuring that the contractors who had abandoned some of the projects would go back to the sites immediately after some of the issues were resolved.