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Friday, August 18, 2017

I haven’t bought a chopper with CDF cash, says Makau

Mavoko MP Patrick Makau (R) addresses the public after he commissioned two CDF funded classrooms at Mavoko Primary School in Athi River on Friday.
Mavoko MP Patrick Makau (R) addresses the public after he commissioned two CDF funded classrooms at Mavoko Primary School in Athi River on Friday.

Mavoko MP Patrick Makau has rubbished claims he has bought a chopper with the CDF, accusing his opponents of spreading cheap propaganda.

“Honestly, I have done my best. Some people claim we have been receiving Sh125 million annually for the CDF in Mavoko, which is a lie. Go to the website and Google for the truth. You can also visit CDF offices to verify facts,” Makau said.

He spoke at Mavoko Primary School in Athi River on Friday where he commissioned two classrooms funded by the fund.

The MP laughed off the corruption allegations, saying his constituency has received Sh348 million since he came into office in 2013, which is not enough to buy a chopper.

“A chopper costs Sh500 million,” Makau said. “Wacheni fitina, hakuna pahali fitina itawapeleka [Stop the malice, it will take you nowhere] . Even if I have a chopper, I bought it with my own money,” he said.

Makau said those peddling lies should try to match the development projects he initiated in his constituency with the money received.

He said there is no tangible project in Mavoko by the Machakos government despite receiving Sh40 billion. “The Machakos government needs to be audited,” the MP said. Makau said he has renovated the infrastructure of public primary and secondary schools.

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