KBC-Malaa residents ask area MP for support to complete road works

Area residents at a meeting also attended by the police

Each election period, politicians crisscross this area promising to repair this road but the truth is once elected they forget about us completely

By The Weekly Vision Online

Residents of the KBC-Malaa area in Matungulu constituency in Machakos County have asked area MP Hon Stephen Mule to help them with the completion of the construction of a 15-kilometre road that connects Malaa and Misuuni market through Kangundo road.

Led by officials of KBC-Malaa residents association Collins Wanzala, Pastor Edwin Waweru, Juliet Onyang and Kamau wa Njuguna the residents said that the road is important as it serves many residents who use it to connect to Tala and Kangundo towns which had been neglected for many years and is impassable during the rainy season.

A grader on the road

The officials added that the road has many users helping them access Nairobi as they go on with their daily businesses especially for those who work in the city. Two weeks ago, the residents organized themselves and hired a grader before getting another one from the county government through the assistance of area MCA Moffat Maitha. The road was graded but residents said they have a problem now with the remaining part which involves the placing of murram and laying of a culvert on a section of the road. According to the officials, the exercise of murraming and the placing of a culvert is costly and for them to complete the project they need the support of area MP and other well-wishers.

“ Each election period, politicians crisscross this area promising to repair this road but the truth is once elected they forget about us completely. Before full-scale campaigns set in, we appeal to our MP Mr Mule to consider and help us repair this road, `an official said. They convened a meeting Saturday last week for area residents and stakeholders to discuss the plight of the road the area MP had been invited but failed to show up without giving any explanation.

The MCA through his Personal Assistant Stephen Mutua sent an apology but said he will continue assisting them where he can. The area OCPD Monica Kimani was represented at the meeting by the OCS of KBC police station Benson Mungasia who said that the construction of the road will ease police patrol and ensure the safety of the area residents.

Reached for comment t Mule acknowledged receiving the invitation and said that he was aware of the plight of the road and was willing to meet the residents and support them complete the road construction soon. “My meeting with them over the road construction is still on and I promise to meet and talk to them over it soon, `said the MP on phone. 

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