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Solve water, infrastructure crises in Ukambani, Uhuru told

President is expected in the region for a two-day development tour on June 28 and 29.

In Summary

• Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi said they expect the presidential tour to address water and infrastructural challenges. 

• Kitui Woman Representative Irene Kasalu said Uhuru should give equal attention to the region in reciprocation of their support for the handshake.

Kitui Woman Rep Irene Kasalu and Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi address the press.
PRESIDENT UHURU'S VISIT: Kitui Woman Rep Irene Kasalu and Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi address the press.
Image: LINAH MUSANGI

At the same function, Kitui Woman Representative Irene Kasalu said Uhuru should give equal attention to the region in reciprocation of their support for the handshake. She said he should also support Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka to succeed him as president. 

“We are determined to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta and thus seek his support in the oncoming general election,” Kasalu said.

President Kenyatta will begin his tour at the Konza Technopolis in Makueni before proceeding to inspect the Thwake Dam project and later launch Kibwezi-Kitui road.

Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi and Kitui Woman Rep Irene Kasalu present a dummy Uwezo Fund cheque for Sh16.03 million
PRESIDENT UHURU'S VISIT: Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi and Kitui Woman Rep Irene Kasalu present a dummy Uwezo Fund cheque for Sh16.03 million
Image: LINAH MUSANGI

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected in Ukambani for a two-day development tour on June 28 and 29.

He will inspect ongoing government projects and launch new ones in a bid to pacify the region, which has complained about being ignored since the 2018 handshake deal between President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi said they expect the presidential tour to address water and infrastructural challenges. He spoke while distributing Sh16 million Uwezo Fund cheques. 

“Our main challenge is water and infrastructure, those are the two key elements we want the President to address,” he said.