Kiambu Governor Ferdinard Waititu has called upon elected leaders to work together to foster development in the county.

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Speaking in Ruiru on Tuesday during the launch of the proposed upgrading of the two-kilometre Kihunguro-Full Gospel access road to bitumen standard, Waititu said that leaders in the county were elected by the same electorate and thus owe collective service delivery to the mwananchi.

“As leaders, we should not entertain any squabbles. Let us first concentrate on launching projects like these and delivering services to the public,” he said.

Waititu noted that he has been working on bringing together Kiambu leaders by working on the most urgent needs in the county despite some of them not being devolved functions. 

The county boss has also been lobbying for the commencement of projects in his county by the national government, with the most recent being the network of roads set to be constructed by the Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha).

Kenha has signed a roads construction deal with the Kiambu County Government that will see the construction of Sh38 billion roads in the county. 

Among the roads set to be constructed include James Gichuru-Rironi road which will cost Sh16 billion, the Sh 17 billion Western Bypass set to pass through Wangige, Ndenderu and Ruaka and the Sh4 billion Ruiru-Githunguri-Uplands road.

Waititu is also in the process of launching at least 11 key projects spread out in the entire county in the next three days.

Among the projects launched on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, include the proposed improvement of stormwater drainage at Landless Thika, upgrading of Mugo-Kibiru road in Section Nine, Thika as well as supply, installation, testing and commissioning of solar street lights in Juja.