Mixed reactions over 'Jubilee death tunnels'
11 October 2016, 12:58
Murang'a - The 'Jubilee Death Tunnels' have elicited mixed reactions, with some Jubilee leaders claiming that Raila was behind the Northern Water Collector Tunnel project.
This came after the Cord leader demanded that the project be halted saying that the KES 6.8 billion secret Jubilee water project will create deserts in parts of Central and Eastern Kenya.
"The secrecy surrounding this project is by design. Even the Jubilee government knows it's a bad project. It will turn Murang’a, Garissa, Ukambani and Tana River Delta regions into deserts in five years of implementation," said Raila who termed the project as ‘Jubilee’s Death Tunnels’.
However, National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has claimed that Raila is the one who launched the project when he was prime minister in 2012.
Murang’a Governor, Mwangi wa Iria has also rubbished the claims saying it was an attempt by the former Premier to enter Murang’a politics.
“The Project is no secret and was validated when Raila was PM,” he said.
Sources indicate that the project was designed eight months after Jubilee came into power, with some residents of Murang’a claiming that local leaders were afraid of stopping it.
The project which kicked off in March seeks to divert water from sources in Aberderes to Thika's Ndakaini Dam for use in Nairobi.
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