Give old projects priority, MCA advises

By Obegi Malack


Oloolua Member of County Assembly (MCA) Martin Njogu has defended himself on accusations of not presenting residents’ agenda that would see the ward benefit from projects of Kajiado County Government.

The MCA said projects are proposed in public participation forums by the community and he has little input.

Speaking to County Press Njogu cited Oloolua polytechnic building which was completed two years ago but has not yet been equipped, saying the community should take responsibility for not giving it priority during the latest budget proposals.

Although  the ward received Sh30 million, the community had budgeted for roads and other small projects rather than equipping the polytechnic.

Residents claim the polytechnic stalled and was not build to set standards. they have been calling for the county to force the contractor to redo it to standard and equip it.

“Funds should be put in one project to be completed, this will help in ensuring projects are completed on time to benefit the community; we have already equipped maternity,”  he noted.

The locals had also organized demonstrations in Oloolua, protesting over the pathetic Ngong–Oloolua-Forest road which is in a sorry state.

But the MCA claim the protest was politically motivated and it achieved nothing; he said the protestors should have raised the issues with the right office.

Kimemia said the road was managed by the National Government before it was handed over to the county government and the budget had already been passed.

The process was completed, he said, adding that after the protest he raised some amount to grade it and the county provided a grader. He said the Ngong municipality has also prioritized murraming of the road.

Resident Sophie Katamboi said the protests were not about the MCA or MP but it was for the county to ensure the road is upgraded.

She challenged the community to participate in 2019/20 budget to allocate money for the road.

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