Like many past governments, President Uhuru Kenyatta might have played the people of Ukambani.
Uhuru had promised to come back to commission the most anticipated Kitui – Kibwezi road in three weeks during his hyped visit to Ukambani in mid-June.
On June 11 President Uhuru was expected to be in Mwingi and later travel to Mutomo in Kitui South to commission the Kitui-Kibwezi road but that did not happen, the President postponed the commissioning alluding to some ongoing contract agreements with the contractor.
However, during an interdenominational church service hosted at Kitui High School on June 12 Uhuru promised that he would return in three weeks to commission the road once everything was ironed out.
Today is July 18 and the hope of residents is slowly dwindling as a month is gone and no communication has been made to Ukambani people four weeks later, at least none we are privy to.
In addition, machineries that had been deployed for the construction of the road were seen being transported to an unknown destination earlier prolly after a long wait at the site in Mutomo.
More than a month later residents of Kitui South and Kambaland in general are still waiting for the President to keep his word and commission the road.
The Kitui-Kibwezi road is one of the most significant roads in Ukambani yet it is the least developed and under prioritized by the government.
It has become a road network for activism as many leaders have fought for the road in vain.
It is alluded that the Late Ngala Mwendwa was among the first people to champion for the construction of this road, since then leadership after leadership have championed the government on the same but each time it proves futile.