Don’t crit­i­cise your projects, CS tells Raila

The Of­fice of the Prime Min­is­ter started most pro­grammes now im­ple­mented

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Western - JOHN NALIANYA @jon­a­liash

Stop fight­ing projects you ini­ti­ated when you were the Prime Min­is­ter, Wa­ter Cabi­net Sec­re­tary Eu­gene Wamalwa has told off Cord leader Raila Odinga.

Speak­ing in Bun­goma on Satur­day when he toured the Ch­e­sikaki wa­ter project, Wamalwa ac­cused Raila of mak­ing dis­parag­ing re­marks about the projects the Ju­bilee govern­ment is im­ple­ment­ing.

He said most of them were de­signed and ap­proved by his former of­fice in line with Vi­sion 2030.

“It is un­for­tu­nate that the former Prime Min­is­ter is suf­fer­ing from se­lec­tive am­ne­sia, and is now fight­ing projects that he him­self paid for the design,” Wamalwa said.

He cited Sh100 mil­lion that the now de­funct Of­fice of the Prime Min­is­ter paid for the design of Itare Dam, that Raila is crit­i­cis­ing. Last week, Odinga termed the wa­ter pro­gramme in Mau For­est, Nakuru county, a se­cret project by Ju­bilee. He said the dam poses threats to the en­vi­ron­ment, be­cause its im­ple­men­ta­tion is likely to make sev­eral down­stream coun­ties dry.

Raila says the project, started in June 2015, will pro­vide Nakuru Town­ship with wa­ter by draw­ing from rivers whose source is the Mau For­est.

/JOHN NALIANYA

Wa­ter Cabi­net Sec­re­tary Eu­gene Wamalwa and Bun­goma Gov­er­nor Kenneth Lusaka dur­ing an in­spec­tion of We­buye Pan Pa­per Mills on Au­gust 22

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