MARIMANTI, Tharaka Nithi, 27 June 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today issued 7,137 title deeds to Tharaka Nithi residents, bringing the total number of titles delivered by the Jubilee Government in the last four years to more than 3 million nationally in line with the pledge made to the people of Kenya.
President Kenyatta said the presentation of 7,137 titles including one for Tharaka Campus, a constituent college of the Chuka University, will be followed by another 13,000 which are ready for issuance in the county.
“We said we had a solution to the land problem and promised to deliver 3 million titles so that Kenyans get title deeds to effectively use their land to improve their lives,” President Kenyatta pointed out, saying he was glad that he has delivered that pledge.
He spoke at Marimanti as he took the Jubilee Party Manifesto to the people in the Jubilee stronghold of Tharaka Nithi, barely hours after it was formally launched in Nairobi last evening.
“Jubilee is a caring Government and we have proved it through the development we have implemented here and across the country,” President Kenyatta said.
He lambasted the opposition for trying to malign his administration’s development track record, saying the opposition leaders held senior positions in previous Governments but did nothing to improve the lives of Kenyans.
On infrastructure, President Kenyatta pointed out that Jubilee is the first Government to construct a tarmacked road in Tharaka Nithi County.
The national Government has invested more than Kshs 12 billion to improve the road network in the county.
The road projects are Ciakariga – Marimanti Gatunga 36 Kilometres at a cost of Kshs 1.9 billion, the 23 Kilometre Chogoria – Weru – Marima – Kiriani at a cost of Kshs 1 billion, the 30 Kilometre St. Mary’s – Kinoro – Chuka boys Igoji teachers and Kanyakine access roads at a cost of Kshs 2.3 billion, and the 23 Kilometre access road to Chuka University that is being constructed at the cost of Kshs 1.2 billion.
The Government has also invested Kshs 6.7 billion in the Keria-Kathwana road, a 32 Kilometre road that is at procurement stage and will ease the transportation of people and goods, transforming the lives of residents in the county once completed.
President Kenyatta – who was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto – also spoke on water supply where he assured that one of the 57 mega dams his administration plans to construct will be in Tharaka Nithi to alleviate the water shortage in the county.
“We have allocated Kshs 25 billion for the Tharaka dam that will supply enough water for domestic consumption and irrigation in the whole county,” President Kenyatta announced.
Deputy President Ruto called on Tharaka residents to embrace a six-piece voting pattern in favour of Jubilee, saying the party has delivered on its pledges.
The Deputy President said unlike the opposition who have nothing to show for all the years its leaders held senior positions in previous regimes, the Jubilee administration’s development track record in the last four years is open for all to see.
He cited the national Government’s investment of Kshs 810 million to provide state-of-the-art medical equipment to Chuka Level 5 Hospital and Tharaka Level 4 Hospital through the Managed Equipment Services (MES) project as some of the initiatives that have transformed the lives of the people.
“This has brought specialised health care services closer to you. This and other initiatives that are improving your lives are the reason why we ask you to vote for the Jubilee team that is focused on development and prosperity for all Kenyans,” the Deputy President said.
Under the project, Chuka Level 5 Hospital and Tharaka Level 4 Hospital received theatre, sterilization and surgical sets, dialysis machines and digital imaging equipment at a cost of Kshs 430 and Kshs 380 million respectively.
The President and his deputy were accompanied on the campaign trail by Senate Majority Leader Kindiki Kithure, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and Jubilee gubernatorial aspirant Muthomi Njuki among other leaders from the county.