Legacies: Wetangula Gives Uhuru Presidential Advice 

  • FORD Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula (R) on Sunday, October 20, challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) to dedicate government funds to the completion of stalled state projects before proceeding with new ones. File
  • Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula on Sunday, October 20, led other party officials in touring Kibra's Bombolulu area in a bid to drum up support for party candidate Khamisi Butichi ahead the November 7, Kibra by-election. 

    Wetangula wasted no time in criticizing President Uhuru Kenyatta's focus on grand projects at the expense of existing projects that he said would not be completed by the end of his tenure in 2022, KTN News reported

    In what he called the spirit of Mashujaa Day, the Bungoma senator challenged the head of state to redirect the billions of shillings he was dedicating to grand new projects towards the completion of currently pending projects including schools, roads, and dams.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, October 17 when he commissioned the construction of the JKIA-James Gichuru road expressway.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, October 17, when he commissioned the construction of the JKIA-James Gichuru road expressway.

    “Instead of launching new projects, President Kenyatta should use his remaining term to finish the projects he has started.

    "All over the country are stalled roads, dam, water, and school projects. There is no need to use billions of shillings on new projects yet the ones already started have stalled," he advised.

    Wetangula's criticism followed a spree of launched projects by the head of state and the cancellation of some key projects including the scandalous Kimwarer dam project.

    President Uhuru on Thursday, October 17 accompanied by the first lady, led a team of government officials in launching the JKIA-James Gichuru expressway project, expected to cost in the upwards of Ksh65 billion in construction costs.

    The head of state then proceeded to launch the Nairobi-Suswa SGR line that is part of phase 2A of the Standard Gauge Railway, a flagship project of the Jubilee administration.

    President Uhuru on Sunday, October 20, when he led Kenyans in opening the newly refurbished Mama Ngina waterfront in Mombasa during Mashujaa day.
    President Uhuru on Sunday, October 20, when he led Kenyans in opening the newly refurbished Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa on Mashujaa day.

    On Sunday, October 20, Uhuru crowned off his launch of projects with the launch of the newly regenerated and refurbished Mama Ngina Waterfront on Mashujaa Day.

    Wetangula joined a host of leaders who had been calling out the president asking him to dedicate his second term to fulfilling his manifesto and cement a legacy for himself.