Kitui County Member of parliament , Hon Dr Irene Kasalu has reminded head of state, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta that Ukambani’s top agenda and priority is Water as he prepares to visit Ukambani region at the end of June 2021.
According to Kasalu Machakos, Makueni and Kitui only need water, the rest can come in later.
“We expect huge and life changing water/irrigation projects initiated or commissioned by the head of state across the region said Kasalu”
The President is expected to inspect ongoing government projects and launch new ones on June 28 and 29, in a bid to pacify the region which has been sidestepped since 2018, when President Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga sealed a deal.
President Uhuru will begin his tour at the Konza Technopolis in Machakos County before proceeding to inspect the Thwake dam project in Makueni County and later launching Kibwezi – Kitui road.
The tour was announced Monday after he hosted leaders from Kitui, Machakos and Makueni counties at State House, Nairobi.
The second leg will see him open Kitui County Textiles Centre and visit a county-owned stone crusher, which produces 1200 tons of ballast per day, before proceeding to see the collapsed Wikithuki irrigation project in Mwingi North.