President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday issued a directive, effectively firing a contractor tasked with a water supplyÂ project in Tseikuru.
Speaking during Kalonzo’s fatherÂ burial ceremony inÂ Kitui county, the Head of State noted that the contractor had lagged the project with only three percent completed in three years.
“Kuna mtu tulipatia kandarasi ya kutoa hii maji kutoka Kiambeere ikuje mpaka hapa Tseiukuru, zaidi sasa ya miaka mitatu na amefanya only 3% of the project.
Kwa sababu anaonekana ameshindwa na kazi, huyo tutafukuza tutafute contrator ambaye anajua kufanya kazi ndio wananchi wapate kupata maji.
(There is someone who was given the contract to supply water from KiambeereÂ till Tseikuru. It has been more than three years and only three percent of the project is complete.
“I see that he is incapable of completing the work, I direct that he be replaced by a contractor who will deliver so that residents can get water)” he proclaimed.
Uhuru assured Kitui residents that the funds had been made available for the completion of phase two of theÂ Kibwezi-Kitui-Seikuru-Meru road.
He further took leaders who take advantage of funerals to air dirty laundry terming it as being counterproductive to issues affectÂ the residents.
â€śHii mambo ya kuja mbele ya umati kuja kuliliaâ€¦ wewe ni kiongozi, viongozi wanakaa kisha wanakuja kuambia direction wananchi. Kutumia mazishi ndio unakuja kulia barabara O, maji, hiyo ni kazi ya ofisi jameni. Kujeni tukae, tuongee alafu tukuje tuambie wananchi hivi ndiyo tutafanaya. Na mimi ofisi yangu sijaifunga, karibuni.
(This issue of crying in front the electorate, you are a leader, leaders talk then go to the people with solutions. Stop using funerals to whine about roads and water, those are things discussed in offices. My office is open, you are welcome)” Uhuru stated.