Kenya Rural Roads Authority(Kerra) has awarded three roads to Ichagaki ward through MCA Charles Mwangi Nga’ang’ a.
Ichagaki one as he is popularly known is the current chairman of Mount Kenya MCAs caucus.
During an interview with the media, the MCA said that he has been pushing for the roads since he was elected.
Among the roads that he lobbied include Kianjirui-ini Wamuteme Kibiriri, Kiamakumi Githigi Githuya and Kibiriri kamucheru.
He added that the construction work of Kibiriri kamucheru road which is 4 km will start next week.
“The construction of Kibiriri kamucheru road which is 4 km will start next week and upon completion, it will highly boost the economy of the area as it will ease the movement of goods as well as people,” he said.
He said that it’s regrettable that some leaders in the region are trying to hijack projects that they didn’t initiate noting that some are intimidated by the work done by the MCAs.
Ichagaki one said he decided to lobby for the project after the area MP neglected the area after joining the tanga tanga wing that has been fighting president Uhuru Kenyatta.
“It’s regrettable that some MPs never table motions in parliament yet hijack projects initiated by others and attempt to launch them to dupe the electorate that they are working,” the MCA said.
Last year, the MCA was all over the news after he used his personal resources to repair a dilapidated road in his Ichagaki Ward in Maragua, Murang’ a County to save residents the agony they have been going through.
He said that he has used more than sh.500,000 in the repair of feeder roads in the ward.
“The roads in my area are in a very bad state. I sometimes use my savings to fill potholes to facilitate movement of farm produce to the market, “he said.
He noted that “Unfortunately, some leaders are fighting MCAs who are improving the livelihood of their electorates. Who said that an MCA can’t lobby for a project from the national government or donors?” He asked.
He said that the County government should work with ward representatives to ensure smooth service delivery.
“This is the time for service delivery. When 2022 comes, Wanjiku will decide on who will be elected depending on what they have delivered, “Mr Nga’ng’a said.