Goodies for Kirinyaga residents as Ruto commissions the largest water project

Kirinyaga residents are set to reap big from Kenya Kwanza Government as President William Ruto’s on Saturday commissioned the largest water project in the county.

The president said that his government had also committed a further Ksh. 500 million for supply of water to villages in Mwea. He said that his government will work closely with the county government to ensure that clean water is accessible in all the villages in the county as well as irrigation water to enable farmers increase food production.

He spoke at Kagio Town where he commissioned Kerugoya Kutus Water Supply Project that will supply water to about 350,000 residents. The project will produce an additional 30,000 cubic meters of water daily benefiting major towns such as Kerugoya, Kutus, Kagio and Sagana plus their environs.  President Ruto added that ongoing construction of additional water canals in the Mwea irrigation scheme will increase land under irrigation by an extra 10,000 acres.

At the same time, the president said that Ksh. One billion will be set aside for the initial development of Sagana Industrial Park which he said will provide more than 30,000 jobs both in manufacturing sector and digital space.

As for the ongoing debate on political truce with Azimio coalition, President Ruto ruled out the possibility of a handshake asserting that elections are over and it is time to deliver election promises to the citizens. “We will not allow any street protests and there will be no more violence in Kenya”. He said.

On her part, Governor Anne Waiguru thanked the president for the support in development of upcoming Sagana Industrial Park as well as the water projects such as the one he commissioned. She appealed to the president to consider the completion of four roads in the county whose completion is pending. She also thanked him for appointing former Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici as the Chairman of Kenya Seed Company. About dialoging with the opposition, the governor said that if it were to happen, it should be done in the open so that every Kenyan hears what each side is talking about. She reiterated that Kirinyaga was solidly behind Kenya Kwanza Government and was against any handshake with the opposition.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua urged Mt. Kenya to say no handshake while the Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi said it is not the business of the government to organize the opposition noting that the Azimio faction had left out Mt. Kenya leaders in the bipartisan talks.

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