, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 11 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged political leaders from Meru County to join hands and work together for faster development.
He said the people of Meru County stood to benefit more if their leaders pulled in the same direction in development projects.
“Working together in unity is the only sure way of accelerating development in the county,” President Kenyatta said.
The President spoke at Harambee House on Wednesday when he met political leaders from Meru County and discussed the county’s development agenda.
The meeting – attended by leaders from across the political divide including Governor Peter Munya, Senator Kiraitu Murungi and Tigania East Member of Parliament Lawrence Mpuru Aburi – indicated priority projects in Meru including roads, water, security and agriculture that required the National Government’s support.
President Kenyatta assured of the Government’s commitment to ensuring equitable development in all parts of the country.
The Head of State said the Government is focused on playing its part fully in implementing projects that address development needs at the grassroots level.
He directed Cabinet Secretaries to involve the legislators when implementing development projects at the county level so that they can work as a team.
Responding to the leaders’ requests, Cabinet Secretaries Prof. Judy Wakhungu (Environment, Water and Natural Resources), Joseph Nkaissery (Interior) and Eng. Michael Kamau (Transport and Infrastructure) outlined the projects their ministries have planned to implement in Meru County this financial year.
The Meru leaders assured President Kenyatta and the Jubilee Government of their undivided support.