Jam­leck unveils man­i­festo, prom­ises to im­prove milk prices and fight cor­rup­tion

Says he will en­sure all the money al­legedly stolen and mis­ap­pro­pri­ated dur­ing Gov­er­nor Wairia’s regime is re­cov­ered in the first 100 days

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties | Central - ALICE WAITHERA @TheS­tarKenya

Kigumo MP Jam­leck Kamau has pledged to in­crease milk prices in Mu­rang’a county from Sh35 to Sh50 in the first 100 days af­ter he is elected gov­er­nor.

He said de­spite the county gov­ern­ment re­lent­lessly prais­ing the achieve­ments it has made in the dairy sec­tor, farm­ers in Ki­ambu are en­joy­ing higher milk prices.

Kamau spoke on Satur­day when he launched his man­i­festo in Mumbi Grounds, Mu­rang’a town.

He said the dairy sec­tor, the plat­form on which Gov­er­nor Mwangi Wairia cam­paigned on be­fore the 2013 elec­tions, is not do­ing as well as it should be.

Kamau said he will com­plete the milk pro­cess­ing plant that the county gov­ern­ment has started con­struct­ing and es­tab­lish milk ATMs in all shop­ping cen­tres.

Wairia’s ad­min­is­tra­tion has es­tab­lished 35 cool­ers in the wards and in­vested a con­sid­er­able amount of money by is­su­ing sub­sidised high-qual­ity dairy cows and an­i­mal feed to farm­ers.The county gov­ern­ment has also bro­kered a deal with Brook­side Dairy Ltd to buy milk from farm­ers through the Mu­rang’a County Cream­eries.

Kamau also pledged to tar­mac 100km of road and up­grade 500km of feeder roads in the county ev­ery year.

The MP said he will start a County En­dow­ment Fund to spon­sor needy chil­dren.

Kamau said his gov­ern­ment will op­er­ate in a trans­par­ent man­ner and asked res­i­dents to hold him ac­count­able if he fails to im­ple­ment any project in his man­i­festo.

“I’m promis­ing that if you elect me as your gov­er­nor, I will be an­swer­able to all of you and will lead a cor­rup­tion-free gov­ern­ment,” the MP said.

Kamau crit­i­cised the projects ini­ti­ated by the county gov­ern­ment, say­ing they are mis­placed and not help­ful to res­i­dents.

“I am vy­ing for gov­er­nor be­cause I want to pro­vide so­lu­tions for the prob­lems fac­ing the county gov­ern­ment, es­pe­cially cor­rup­tion,” he said. Kamau said he will en­sure all the money al­legedly stolen and mis­ap­pro­pri­ated dur­ing Wairia’s regime is re­cov­ered in the first 100 days.

The MP was ac­com­pa­nied by, among oth­ers, Na­tional As­sem­bly ma­jor­ity leader Aden Duale, Nairobi woman rep­re­sen­ta­tive Rachael Shebesh, Mu­rang’a Sen­a­tor Kembi Gi­tura, Mu­rang’a woman rep­re­sen­ta­tive Sabina Chege, Ki­haru MP Irungu Kang’ata and Ti­ga­nia East MP Mpuru Aburi.

KAMAU PLEDGED TO TAR­MAC 100KM OF ROAD IN THE COUNTY EV­ERY YEAR

/ALICE WAITHERA

Kigumo MP Jam­leck Kamau launches his man­i­festo in Mumbi Grounds, Mu­rang’a town, on Satur­day

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