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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Conflicts among leaders derail growth in Kiambu – Juja MP

Juja MP Francis Munyua speaking at Mang'u High School tallying center after receiving his certificate. /JOHN KAMAU
Juja MP Francis Munyua speaking at Mang'u High School tallying center after receiving his certificate. /JOHN KAMAU

Juja MP Francis Waititu has said conflicts between elected leaders have been the core cause of underdevelopment in Kiambu county.

Munyua said bad blood between leaders, both in the county and national governments, caused suffering to Kiambu residents since fewer developments were witnessed, especially in roads and infrastructure.

Speaking in Juja town on Thursday after bagging his certificate to retain his seat by defeating his competitors with more than 50,000 votes, the MP said it is high time the newly elected leaders and those who were reelected work together as a team to serve the best the interests of Kiambu residents.

Munyua garnered 66,190 votes followed by George Koimburi who got 10,165. Anthony Kirori got 6,733, while Lukas Mwaura garnered 4,590 votes.

He received his certificate from Juja returning officer Justus Mbithi at Mang’u High School tallying centre on Thursday.

“I call upon the Governor-elect of Kiambu county Ferdinand Waititu to bring together all leaders in Kiambu and join forces to ensure that Wanjiku is served,” Munyua said.

“It shouldn’t be like before when the governor and the MPs couldn’t see eye-to-eye or where the MCAs wouldn’t share a table with the MPs. We have to unite and work together to develop our county,” Munyua said.

The MP said residents are at liberty to impeach every leader in the county who will not have proved capability of working for them within two years.

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