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CS: Jubilee has not implemented any project worth more than Sh2 billion

Powerful Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri on Tuesday shockingly admitted that the Jubilee government has not initiated any project worth more than Sh2 billion in its four-year-rule.

In a rant against what he said were enemies of development, Mr Kiunjuri said that most of the mega projects by the Jubilee government were incepted the Grand Coalition Government.

The Jubilee administration has been battling accusations that it is taking credit for projects started by the previous governments.

But in its defence, the government has accused its critics led by Cord leader Raila Odinga of insincerity when they oppose some of the projects including the Standard Gauge Railway and the Sh4.8 billion Murang’a Water Tunnel.

AWARDED PROJECTS

On Tuesday, Mr Kiunjuri was at the Kenya School of Government and played the same card accusing unnamed people who were in previous government of turning against Jubilee implementing already awarded projects.

“Most of these projects were awarded when they were in power. But I want to assure you from today henceforth, and I want to bet with you, that in the next nine months, there will always be a government project that is suspect,” Mr Kiunjuri fired.

Then he went on: “Tell me any serious government project that is ongoing worth more than Sh2 billion that came with this government? They were there. We are now implementing. SGR was with them. The (Sh4.8 billion Muranga’a tunnel) was with them.”

The CS was at the school to launch 51 model county laws that covers the 14 functions of the county governments to help county assemblies make better, harmonized laws that do not clash with national government legislation.

UNPATRIOTIC

Mr Kiunjuri said that the politicians in Kenya who were opposing the government were unpatriotic.

“In this country, a person is the first one to suspect a problem with a government project; and there is really no problem. Then you become a whistleblower. And before you finish whistleblowing, you have turned into an investigator,” Mr Kiunjuri said.

He went on: “Then before you are done investigating, you have become a judge. Just what kind of a country is this?”

The CS said that the politicians had led to ‘headline judgments” where he said people judged the government based on what they read in the newspapers “without interrogating further.”