Sh1.2 billion Sewer Project Set for Kirinyaga
Kirinyaga County government will from August start the construction of a Sh1.2 billion sewer system that would be connected to all the major towns in the county.
Leader of majority Kirinyaga County Assembly Kamau Murango said tendering would be done early next month.
During a tour of Kerugoya open food market Monday in the company of Baragwi ward MCA David Mathenge, Murango said the money was already factored in the budget.
”I want to assure you that the toilets will be renovated in under a month and the county will from August start construction of a sewer system as a solution to the problem once and for all,” Murango said.
Kirinyaga County currently has no sewer system and residents have to rely on exhauster trucks to empty the toilet which meant extra cost to traders.
Murango also said the County Assembly has allocated Sh10 million for the second phase of construction of the Kerugoya market which would be used in roofing the remaining section of the market.
Through their chairman Andrew Munene, the traders had raised concern that during this rainy season, they were unable to carry on with their business.
“We endured a lot of losses since whenever it starts raining, we have to close and most of the foods we sell are perishable which make us incur a lot of losses,” lamented Munene.
Mathenge who also serves as the chair, budget committee said the upgrade of the market would commence immediately the assembly approves the budget allocation.
He said the assembly would later this month hold a sitting to deliberate on the budget allocations and approvals for various projects in the county.
He further said Kerugoya town would be elevated to a municipality and a board has already been put into place.
Mathenge further urged elected leaders to stop wrangling since it was derailing development in the county and all elected leaders should unite and focus on development.
”The internal strife we are witnessing in the county among leaders is derailing development. Let every leader focus on his or her role. What we want is for our traders to have friendly markets, good roads, and better healthcare,” he said.
By Irungu Mwangi