Focus on hyacinth on Lake Victoria hyacinth and leave Murang’a water tunnel alone, Raila told

Focus on hyacinth on Lake Victoria hyacinth and leave Murang’a water tunnel alone, Raila ...

Thika town MP Alice Ng’ang’a has told off Opposition leader Raila Odinga over his remarks about Ksh.6.8billion water tunnel under construction in Murang’a County.

Speaking at Kimunchu Primary School during the commissioning of a borehole Friday, Ng’ang’a said the former Prime Minister should stop playing politics with development projects.

She questioned the intentions of the Coalitions for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader, pointing out that he was now opposing a project that he had previously backed.

“You are among the first people who initiated this project, why turnaround and oppose it now?” she asked.

Ng’ang’a emphasized the importance of the project, saying that it will benefit the people of Murang’a and others in neighbouring counties.

She told the Opposition chief to redirect his efforts to the hyacinth that has covered hi Lake Victoria in his political background, instead of speaking about the Murang’a water tunnel.

“I have never heard you complain about the water hyacinth in Lake Victoria,” the legislator said.

Earlier in the week, Raila told members of the press that the mega project would turn Murang’a, Garissa, Ukambani and Tana River Delta regions into deserts in five years.

His sentiments were echoed by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) deputy party leader and Mombasa Governor, Ali Hassan Joho, who reiterated that the project would cause economic sabotage of the Coast region.

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