President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday met Lower Eastern leaders from the counties of Kitui, Machakos and Makueni at State House. The leaders were led by Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua among other elected leaders.
The head of State said he will continue engaging leaders on development.
He promised to visit the three Ukambani counties on 19th to 21st May. He will also take the University charter to Machakos on May 19th. “I will return to all the three Ukambani counties in the second week of June to launch the various road and energy projects. I guarantee freedom of assembly and speech for all Kenyans for as long as I am the president,” he observed.
The president warned that he will not allow destructive demonstrations, and called for mature politics. “We have to do mature politics and be bound by the law. Those demonstrating fought for the Constitution and told us to follow it, why are they finding it difficult to follow the same law?”
Transport and Roads Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said Kimutua-Makaveti road has been added to the Ministry’s programme, adding that the Government has completed procurement for the dualling of Athi River Machakos Turn off road”
“We are almost completing Mwingi -Tseikuru road. Kibwezi-Mutomo-Kitui will be advertised tomorrow and by first week of June, we will award the tender,” said CS Macharia. He said Kibwezi-Mutomo-Kitui will be constructed by three constructors.
Water and Irrigation CS Eugene Wamalwa said once the projects are completed in Ukambani, the Government will have spend Ksh106 billion on water
Lands and Housing CS Jacob Kaimenyi promised to distribute title deeds in Machakos on 2nd May, Makueni on 3rd May and Kitui on 4th May 2016. He said the Ministry will issue 40, 735 title deeds in Kitui County, 26,769 title deeds in Mwingi and 74,564 title deeds in Machakos County. “We will also issue 33, 247 title deeds in Makueni County. We have delivered 2.4 million title deeds out of the three million promised,” he explained.
Energy CS Charles Keter said the Last Mile electricity connection project will use CDF formula, with the African Development Bank having already signed the financing structure. He said the power transmission lines from Mwingi to Garissa are now complete.
Mr Keter observed that Mui Basin coal programme has started with the Government is now working on resettlement.
ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said the Government will begin building Konza City in June, adding that 24 different players are already at Konza to deliver universities, assembly plants of different things and other investments.