To this end, Raila said that the remains of the late freedom fight
Dedan Kimathi which have been lying in Kamiti Prison for years would
be exhumed, given a decent burial and his grave turned into a national mausoleum.
The PM announced that the former home of the freedom fighter in
Njabini Kinangop would be turned into a museum as a tribute to
“I have talked to the Minister for National Heritage and funds for
this exercise will be provided as remembrance for the work he did for
the country,” he said.
“Many are the time the freedom fighters have been forgotten and I
shall continue assist this home,” he said.
On agriculture, the PM promised potatoes farmers that he would address
the issue of potato packaging in the region.
“The brokers have been packaging the potatoes in 200kg bags which is
illegal and the packaging should be standardized to 110kg,” he said.
Raila expressed concern over the poor status of roads in the region and promised that the issue would be addressed.
He pointed out to the Magumu-Njabini road as one the most affected and
directed the Minister of roads to address the issue.
Meanwhile Raila denied the notion that he had a grudge against the
Kikuyus terming this as reckless politics.
“In 2002 I declared Kibaki Tosha yet I knew that he was a kikuyu and
those alleging that I hate Kikuyus are warmongers who should be
ignored,” he said.