Raila try­ing to ‘en­dear him­self to Mu­rang’a’

Former De­vo­lu­tion CS Waig­uru says he should stop crit­i­cis­ing Ju­bilee projects

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - GE­OF­FREY KIBISU @TheS­tarKenya

Kirinyaga gover­nor as­pi­rant Anne Waig­uru has lashed out at op­po­si­tion chief Raila Odinga for op­pos­ing the Sh6.8 billion Mu­rang’a wa­ter pro­ject.

Speak­ing in Ki­ami­ciri vil­lage, Gichugu con­stituency, on Wed­nes­day, she said Raila should stop poli­tis­ing de­vel­op­ment projects by the Ju­bilee gov­ern­ment.

The former De­vo­lu­tion Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary said the pro­ject, funded by the World Bank, was started by the grand coali­tion gov­ern­ment, when Raila was Prime Min­is­ter.

“Let Raila not play pol­i­tics with de­vel­op­ment projects. He should sell his agenda,’’ Waig­uru said.

She said Raila is us­ing the pro­ject to en­dear him­self to the peo­ple of Cen­tral, es­pe­cially Mu­rang’a.

Waig­uru said Cen­tral peo­ple are be­hind the Ju­bilee Party. She said she is con­fi­dent of win­ning the JP nomi- na­tions and warned her op­po­nents to brace them­selves for a tough con­test.

Waig­uru said she was the whis­tle blower in the Sh791 mil­lion Na­tional Youth Ser­vice scan­dal. She said she is clean and “as white as cot­ton”. Some sus­pects ques­tioned over the scan­dal, which led to Waig­uru’s res­ig­na­tion, have di­rectly linked her to theft of money at the NYS.

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