Give locals Ndakaini water before supply to Nairobi, politician asks state

Jubilee politician Joseph Nduati has asked the government to consider supplying residents with water from Ndakaini dam.

The Gatanga MP candidate noted that for a long time, locals have not had tap water yet it is sourced from the dam and taken to Nairobi for sale.

Nduati also noted revenue from the dam is sufficient to fund the project.

“I am appealing to the Jubilee administration to help my people with water before it is conveyed to Nairobi,” he said.

He spoke at Gatura shopping centre on Monday while launching his manifesto.

The dam’s benefit has been an emotive issue especially for those residing nearby who complain they were not properly compensated and have nothing to show for its construction.

Many Murang’a residents opposed the construction of the Northern Collector Tunnel which will tap water from three rivers for supply to the dam/

Read: Northern water tunnel to be completed by end of 2018

Nduati further said it is unfair that the dam supplies water to another county yet people living nearby fetch it from rivers.

“We cannot be supplying water to Nairobi yet we do not have water in our homes.”

The aspirant, who trounced incumbent Humphrey Njuguna in the April nominations, said he will root for public participation before projects are implemented.

He accused Njuguna, now vying as an independent candidate, of blindly starting projects in schools without consulting administrations and parents.

“He does not ask if they want a new set of toilets or a fresh coat of paint. Nobody wants an administration that forces things to happen.”

Nduati also pledged to ensure students at constituency schools perform better.

He further pledged to ensure all CDF tenders are only awarded to locals for the sake of empowering entrepreneurs.

The incumbent was elected on a Narc ticket after losing TNA nominations.

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