By Ndungu Gachane
Two Mps from Muranga who ignored Cs Dr Fred Matiang’i’s meeting with Muranga leaders have reduced the KICD meeting as a mere public relations stunt saying money for development is only budgeted for during the budget making processes and not during such meetings.
The two Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu) and Alice Wahome said although they were not invited for the meeting they were busy inspecting projects jointly in their Constituencies.
Speaking at Gaichanjiru on Friday when they inspected the construction of Mutoho bridge, the pro Ruto leaders said the meeting was a waste of time, PR, drama and for myopic politics adding that they have already handed their projects to relevant State agencies and that all what is needed is money to implement the projects and not meetings.
“We handed our projects that we feel should be prioritized during Sagana State Lodge meeting, the development projects are usually factored in during the budget making processes and the Nairobi meeting is late,” a no nonsense Ms Wahome said.
She added… “Let the State give us the money to implement the projects instead of lining us for PR stunts.”
On whether they were invited or not, the Mp said there was a process of inviting an elected leaders saying she has not received a letter, a phone call or an Smes from Dr Matiang’i inviting her for the meeting.
“I only learnt about the meeting through social media, I was not invited may be because they already have our list of development projects that we want the government to execute,” she said.
On his part Mr Nyoro opined that they may have been left out because of their dark skin but said their priorities on development projects were already in the right hands as they participated fully in the budget making process.
“During the budget making process, I usually sleep at the Parliament to ensure that the projects in Kiharu are well enumerated in the budget estimates so we are sorted and we dont even have to attend for their meeting,” he said.
He added that they will not bow down to threats that they should not support Dr Ruto for fear of stopping development projects in their areas saying development was Kenyans’ right regardless of the leader’s political affiliation.
“We receive threats and intimidations that if we continue supporting Ruto, roads and other development projects will be stopped, let them know that development is electorate’s right since we pay for taxes and we don’t have to beg for projects,” Mr Nyoro said.