Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has delved into President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Kisumu visit where the president is scheduled to launch several projects and preside over Madaraka day celebrations.
Taking to social media, Kuria challenged the president with a new suggestion for other projects.
“Among the projects that President Kenyatta will launch in Kisumu is the Ksh 599 Million Uhuru Business Park that was specifically built to accommodate traders who were evicted from Railways land to pave way for expansion of Kisumu Port. This is good news indeed. Perhaps we need Muigai Business Park for other evictees in Kariobangi, Dandora, Embu, Ruai, Ol Kalou, Naivasha and Karatina” Kuria wrote.
The visit seems to have angered the Tanga Tanga brigade allied to DP Ruto that has spent the better part of the last four years politicking, only to take to social media ranting angrily when the head of state goes to other regions to launch projects.
Earlier on, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen met his match when he attempted to attack the President over the visit with netizens serving him dosses of truth on how mega projects rolled out in Rift Valley were run down by massive corruption and looting.
“Now that cancellation&completion of projects depends on personal relations with President,what will happen to the people of R.Valley who despite voting for Uhuru have been shunned&despised?No wonder projects like Arror, Kimwarer,Itare, Bosto,Keben,Londiani Hosp.have been killed” Wrote Murkomen.
“Rift Valley leaders have been with President Kenyatta for 8 years and nobody complained even as they looted everything on site and ensured only people from Rift Valley are appointed… Leaders from Nyanza meet President Kenyatta once in 8 years and hell breaks out!” Fired back Homa Bay Town MP Opondo Kaluma, silencing Murkomen.
Indeed many mega projects launched in the Rift Valley region remain ghost projects after well-connected and powerful individuals opted to engage in corrupt dealings, looting almost everything.
The most glaring one is the Arror and Kimwarer dams that were meant to solve the perennial water challenges in the region, only for Ksh 21 Billion to be looted.