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President Kenyatta promises goodies to Kitui residents

15 April 2016, 09:39 Samuel Arap Yego

Nairobi - Residents of Kitui County stand to reap big following a fruitful meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and local leaders.

President Kenyatta on Thursday met legislators from Kitui, an opposition stronghold and the backyard of Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, at State House Nairobi where discussions on improving key infrastructure projects in the region among other issues were held.

The MPs were led by Senator David Musila and National Assembly Minority Leader Francis Nyenze during the meeting that lasted for slightly over an hour requested the President to visit the County and launch development projects.

Speaking to News24, Nyenze said the Head of State promised them that tarmacking of the Kibwezi-Kitui-Mwingi road will start soon.

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"This is a key road that has been neglected since independence. It will unlock Kitui's economic potential if it is tarmacked and open up the region. We are happy that President Kenyatta gave us his word that work will start before the year ends, "explained Nyenze.

Last month, Kitui County residents took to the streets to demonstrate against the poor state of the poor state of the Kibwezi-Mutomo-Kitui Road.

Police officers were forced to shoot into the air and fire teargas to disperse the angry protesters who had been joined in the demonstrations by some  local leaders.

"We also raised the issue of biting water shortage in Kitui and he promised us that two dams will be constructed in the area, making the important commodity available to thousands of the county residents, " added the Kitui West MP.

The meeting was attended by all MPs from county, with the exception of Mwingi North MP Mati Munive who is out of the country.

Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia was also present at the state house morning meeting before President Kenyatta left for a tour to Nyandarua County.

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