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Governor Mutua: The photos of the highway falling apart are fake and pure propaganda

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Machakos highway

Just a month after Machakos Governor, Alfred Mutua, unveiled the Kithimani to Makutano ma Mwala highway, the critics were quick to react.

The 33km highway dubbed the fastest built highway in Africa was built in 3 months at a third of proposed budget.

A week later, reports and photos of the newly unveiled road showed potholes and loose chippings.

Mutua bad roads

The Governor has hit back and termed those photos fake and a product of malicious propaganda.

In a statement on his social media pages, he said, “Can those spreading propaganda & fake photos of the 33 km Kithimani to Makutano ma Mwala road please take a PERSONAL drive & videotape/ film it.

They should also talk to engineering experts and to residents served by the road.

The road is perfect, has a strong base and double seal chippings with bitumen. Those criticizing it are clearly part of an orchestrated campaign and do not understand road construction.

Our message: we will continue serving the people of Machakos with deligence, squeezing every shilling so as to give more to our people who have languished in poverty for years.

We are in a new Kenya. We will not be cowed. We have just started! Service to the people.”

This statement has been met with support from most Kenyans who are urging him to keep setting the pace in development.



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