Government to re-build destroyed Kibra facilities
25 June 2015, 17:14
Nairobi - The government will rebuild structures that were burnt down by angry youth in Kibra, saying that the many law abiding people living in the slum deserve the facilities.
Residents of Kibera slum burnt to the ground projects started by Devolution CS Ann Waiguru Monday as the war of attrition between her and CORD leader Raila Odinga continued.
The residents torched down clinics and sanitary facilities put up by the National Youth Service NYS and vandalized water tanks and pipes, in what is linked to war of words between the Devolution CS and CORD leader Raila Odinga.
State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said Thursday that the facilities would be rebuilt to 'shame the devil' and ensure that the area is not returned to the dark ages by a few negative influences.
" I would like to assure the people of Kibera that we will rebuild whatever was destroyed ans shame the devil. This government is committed to the transformation of young people from sorry state to earners of wages to owners of capital, from cannon fodder of bad politics to agents of transformative change," he said.
He also defended Waiguru over claims of corruption, stating that she was the one who had indeed been on the forefront of measures seeking change within the NYS.
Police Monday, were forced to watch from a distance as the youths blocked major roads leading to the slum. They could also be heard chanting anti-government slogans.
" Waiguru must go, Waiguru must go!!," they chanted.
The scenes followed Monday’s street demonstrations by a group that appeared to support the CS while castigating CORD leader Raila Odinga who has been criticising Waiguru over corruption at the NYS.
Raila had called on Waiguru to resign over massive corruption at the NYS, totalling to KES 826 million, which Waiguru had claimed she actually saved the organization from losing.
Esipisu says that Waiguru, on noticing irregularities with payments, ensured that the CID were informed and that they undertook investigations thanks to her responsible leadership.
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