Some asked her to lobby funds from the County Government to put up a lasting projectÂ
A section of Murangâ€™a residentsÂ lauded her effort saying it was a step in the right direction
Muran'ga woman representativeÂ Sabina Chege was on Thursday trolled for launching a makeshift wooden bridge in Gitugi, Murangâ€™a County.
The legislator took to social media to post photos of the bridge saying it would serve to connect Kiawanduma and Gitugi after several complaints had been lodged by residents.
â€œThe wait is over nowâ€¦It is a new dawn for residents of Kiawanduma/Iyego and Gitugi. They have been walking and sometimes riding very far due to lack of a connecting bridge between these two villages.
â€œMany school going children had to risk their lives by swimming across the river to and fro school. It is unfortunate that some had been swallowed up by its surging waters,â€ she said.
Adding: â€œMy team joined the affected community in putting up a footbridge to ease movement. Touching and transforming lives remains my clarion call.â€
This was, however, not received well by netizens who thought Sabina could have done better.
Some asked her to lobby funds from the County Government to put up a lasting project while others said the bridge would become a death trap.
A section of Murangâ€™a residents lauded her effort saying it was a step in the right direction but others were adamant that it was a mere PR exercise.
Here are some of the comments:
â€œHowever noble the idea and deed was, whichever amount of pity you had for the residents, there was a better way of doing it. For instance you could have lobbied for funds from either the County govt or National govt and do a more lasting project, you could have done a steel fabricated footbridge or a concrete one and then keep quiet and wait for God's blessings.â€
â€œMadam rep this is a death trap to your people. Just pull down this post. At your level you should not post such!â€
â€œThank you for building a humongous, world class bridge for the peolple of this area! We shall request De Mathew to compose a song in your honour!â€
â€œSabina you can't be serious you can oversee installation of mugogo and come here as if you moved the river at this era????Â
â€œWe support you but on this you are alone!â€
One was, however, supportive saying: â€œAnyone dying of Hunger would appreciate any meal given to them even if it's not " Your favourite " I mean your not " Their "
â€œAnyone without a place to call home would appreciate any kind of a home given to them. Hon Sabina offered a Temporary bridge to offer a solution temporarily before offering a permanent solution that may take a bit longer...
â€œYou as a Kenyan can also fundraise for money for that bridge and offer a solution within the status that you would want. You cannot fight everything yet you are offering nothingâ€¦â€
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