The clock is ticking for Mt. Kenya people as each day closer to President Uhuru’s retirement spells doom on the region that has enjoyed being the center of power.
The region’s leaders are a worried lot after establishing that their people have been shortchanged in matters development and improved livelihoods 2 years into President Uhuru’s second and final term.
It’s only come to their attention that 130 projects flagged by Government as early as 2013 are yet to be implemented. So far, the region has been heavily fed with empty promises and can only whip out scorecards of failed leadership.
Governor Kiraitu Murungi recently accused the Deputy President of making a thousand trips to the region to flag projects which stalled shortly and hit retardation charts 1 month down the line. According to him, the region suffers poor implementation and unless looked into, they will have nothing to show the world after banking a president for 10 years.
Kiraitu’s worries are echoed by Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria, who has come out strongly to urge leaders from the larger Mt. Kenya region to act swiftly in pushing for more resources before Uhuru’s term comes to an end.
According to Kuria, Central Kenya region is lagging behind in development due to reception of small factions of government driven projects despite being the region that produced the president. He further has accused the government of being partial in driving multi-billion projects to the Coastal region and Rift-valley instead of bringing the projects ‘home’.
A worried Moses Kuria further said in a past event that the region was not assured of what they stand to gain in the next regime following the unpredictable nature of today’s politics.