Thursday, May 23, 2024

Meru senator faults Mwangaza’s leadership style

Meru Senator Kathuri Murungi. [Boniface Okendo, Standard]

Meru Senator Kathuri Murungi who can also be Senate Deputy Speaker, has given Governor Kawira Mwangaza a poor scorecard on efficiency.

Talking he delivered the State of the County Tackle in Meru meeting on Wednesday, Murungi claimed that Mwangaza’s administration had discriminated in opposition to some wards by way of improvement.

He took problem with the governor’s improvement plans.

He cited Mwangaza’s determination handy a undertaking to improve roads to the Mechanical and Transport Fund (MTF), a division domiciled within the nationwide authorities’s Ministry of Roads and Transport.

The governor signed an settlement with MTF to undertake Sh531 million highway initiatives dubbed ‘Mwangaza Barabarani’, saying it was cheaper than native contractors.

The senator faulted the governor’s determination to award the initiatives to a nationwide authorities company as an alternative of native contractors.

“In my opinion, this transfer reverses beneficial properties made within the empowerment of native contractors and engagement of native communities, significantly the youth. It basically returns assets to the nationwide authorities as an alternative of constructing capability on the county degree,” Murungi informed MCAs.

He mentioned by handing the undertaking to the nationwide authorities, the county authorities acted as an enabler of capital flight from Meru County, denying native contractors alternatives and people immediately employed by them.

“The MTF has no capability to deal with all 45 wards in Meru county in a single monetary 12 months. The roads within the majority of the wards haven’t been attended for the final two wet seasons. Subsequently the Meru County residents haven’t gotten worth for cash for the Sh51 million that was transferred to MTF,” he mentioned.

Murungi additional mentioned that the administration did not show zeal in offering high quality well being care to residents.

“I’ve taken time to go to a few of our well being services, and it’s obvious that almost all of them are both non-functional or are usually not optimally practical resulting from insufficient staffing and the unavailability of a lot of the primary medicine,” he mentioned.

“The Senate will invite the governor to seem earlier than its watchdog committee, the County Public Accounts Committee to reply to the audit queries raised by the workplace of the Auditor Normal,” he said.

Murungi vowed to make sure oversight of Mwangaza’s administration.

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