Asked why he chose the Azimio Coalition, Governor Kiraitu Murungi has always insisted that Raila Odinga will make Meru richer by sending more Billions to the County.
First, the carrot of more money to the Counties was dangled by the Azimio masters in pushing the BBI fraud.
With the death of BBI, nobody talks about 35% to the counties any more. Raila doesn’t talk about it. Only Kiraitu sings about it in Meru.
Then there is the probability of Raila winning. Everyone knows it’s not anywhere close to sure. And if Raila loses for the fifth time, does it mean that without the ‘additional funds’ Kiraitu will again do a lot of nothing for another 5 years?
Secondly, Kiraitu has not accounted for the billions received in the last 5 years. Parading cabros and other projects funded by the World Bank after 5 years is the biggest insult to the Meru people.
How many sustainable projects has the King’ang’i administration initiated? Apart from giving them 1kg Unga, how many women groups and businesses has the County empowered?
How many youth friendly projects do we have in Meru so far? Can anyone mention any by name?
The crocodile is a failure by all known standards. Whether in Azimio or Kenya Kwanza.
We need to try another animal. Never another reptile.
The author is a Social Media Strategist, a Digital Media Expert with interest in good Governance and Social Welfare. He is also a Mt. Kenya Youth Leader.