Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia rubbed Kenyans the wrong way, after he was recorded cutting the ribbon to launch a murram road.
Later, it emerged that the road was just a mere one and a half kilometres and allegedly cost a whopping Ksh27.5 million.
The video was posted on Facebook by East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP Simon Mbugua on Saturday, September 7, while questioning the cost of the road.
"Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia Launching a 1.5km murram road budgeted at Ksh27.5 million shillings," Mbugua posted.
The video elicited mixed reactions from Kenyans online with most of them criticising the county head for what they viewed as unacceptable conduct.
They also called for the investigative agencies in the country to look into the cost of the road and clear the air if the engineer and the contractor followed due process.
"DCI this is theft of the highest calibre, 1.5km roam heavy grading, murram, compaction and watering will not cost more than Ksh1.5 million. George Kinoti put this kind of embezzlement on notice, let the contractor and governor refund government and public money. Mmmh! Kenyans are serious," Lembalinski Musyoj commented on Facebook.
The residents of the county claimed that the governor's launch video was an embarrassment to the voters who queued to elect him.
On Twitter, Mohamed Noor Yakub shared the video while opining that it was a demonstration of how low Kimemia had fallen since his time as the head of public service.
Kibuchi Mwai, a die-hard Jubilee supporter claimed he could not believe 'how shamelessly the governor cut the ribbon'.
Our efforts to reach to the governor for clarification on the actual cost of the road were unsuccessful.
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