Nyeri to ferry over 5,000 residents to witness Ruto, Gachagua inauguration – Kahiga

Monday, September 12th, 2022 22:08 | By
Nyeri County governor Mutahi Kahiga while addressing press in the past. PHOTO/File
Nyeri County governor Mutahi Kahiga while addressing press in the past. PHOTO/File

Preparations for President-elect William Ruto's swearing-in have hit fever pitch in Nyeri with over 5,000 residents from the county expected to attend the event in Kasarani stadium on Tuesday, September 13.

The residents will be ferried in over 105 buses and will embark on their journey between 8 and 10 pm tonight and are expected to be in Kasarani by midnight.

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga said they have hired most of the buses from learning institutions and will provide reimbursement to the attendees. A majority of the residents come from Gachagua's Mathira constituency.

"This occasion is an important event as one of our sons is ascending to power and as such we have a big stake and that's why we are travelling. The bulk of these residents will come from Mathira although we have provided all the thirty wards with a bus each," Kahiga said on Monday.

Also, 18 buses will be used to ferry over 900 women dancers from Mathira who also danced for outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta during his inauguration 10 years ago.

The county boss, however, noted that those who will not get the opportunity to travel to Nairobi will follow the proceedings on screens mounted in Nyeri and Karatina towns.

On his part, Kieni Member of Parliament Njoroge Wainaina said confirmed that over 10 buses will ferry Kieni residents to witness the historic event.

"This event means a lot to the people of Kieni and Nyeri at large as we fought for this victory so we are a part of it. One of our own is part of this government, we can't afford to miss the function," he said.

He said he is hopeful that the Ruto administration will address the issue of water shortage in Kieni.

"Kieni residents want a reliable supply of water. That's the reason we voted for the Kenya Kwanza Alliance duo. We believe he will solve our problems," Njoroge said.

On his part, Nyeri Town MP Duncan Maina said he will work closely with the Ruto government to ensure the national government completes pending projects.

"We have to ensure that all the pending projects are completed before we embark on new ones. We have to ensure all the projects including the irrigation projects are completed," Maina said.

At the same time, the leaders urged the President-elect to consider the Mount Kenya region when forming his cabinet, arguing that he got most of the votes from the region.

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