Western MPs ask President Uhuru Kenyatta to fulfil pledges

KAKAMEGA COUNTY: Three MPs from Western Kenya have welcomed President Uhuru Kenyatta's visit to the region saying they now want to see the promises fulfilled.

Mumias East MP Ben Washiali, Lugari's Ayub Savula and Ikolomani's Bernard Shinali said the roads projects promised by the Jubilee Government would spur economic growth and urged the contractors to speed up progress on Kisumu-Kakamega-Webuye roads.

"We appreciate that the President visited us. However, we want to see action on the ground," Washiali said at a press conference at Golf Hotel Sunday.

Savula said: "When the President was visiting, and inspecting development projects, what he was giving was an executive order. He said within six months, the Kisumu-Kakamega-Kitale road should be complete. We as elected MPs from the region will do a follow up to ensure it is done."

They expressed concern that unfulfilled promises might end up antagonising them with the people. "The contractor had abandoned the road but the President said he should be available within the next two weeks. He asked me to inspect and report to him. This road's construction is long overdue and we hope the contractor will heed the president's order," Shinali said.