– The MP said he has earmarked to re-roof 300 houses replacing their grass thatched roofs with iron sheets
– Kimilili Mp Didmus Barasa said the project will cost KSh 3 million and so far, more that 200 houses have received the makeover
– The first part of the project targeted four wards in the constituency namely Kimilili, Kibingei, Maeni and Kamukuywa
Kimilili Mp Didmus Barasa has launched an ambitious project to rid off grass thatched houses in his constituency.
The Jubilee MP intends to replace the thatched roofs with corrugated iron sheets in his bid to fight poverty.
The lawmaker has earmarked 300 grass thatched houses which are set to a compete make over.
Speaking on Tuesday, February 13 at Sawa village in Khwiroro Sub Location, Barasa said he has so far managed to put iron sheet roof in 206 iron sheet houses and only 94 houses are remaining to complete phase one of the project which will cost KSh 3 million.
“So far I have constructed 206 houses at a cost of KSh 2.6 million, I want to completely get rid of the grass thatched houses in my constituency, it was my pledge during campaigns and I have to fulfill it,” he said.
Phase one of the project that kicked off in late December 2017 will be complete by the end of February 2018 and is targeting four wards in the constituency namely Kimilili, Kibingei, Maeni and Kamukuywa.
Barasa said that majority of residents are still living in poverty and he will work hard to uplift their living standards.
“I know it is hard to fulfill all pledges at a go or satisfy all people at once but we will move at our pace but make sure that we fulfill all the pledges made during my campaigns,” he said.
Mzee Francis Nyongesa who is one of the beneficiary’s praised the legislator for raising his living standard by building him a decent house.
“This is a dream come true, I never knew I would one day live in an iron roofed house, God bless him,” said Nyongesa.
Story by Titus Oteba- Correspondent, Bungoma County