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Youthful MCA denies himself first car, offers this gift to area residents – PHOTOS

A youthful Embu MCA has used his car grant to purchase a fully equipped ambulance for the electorate, in a bid to boost access to affordable health services.

Kirimari ward MCA, Morris Collo Nyaga, said he was touched by the plight of the residents, especially in informal settlements who could not afford an ambulance when they needed urgent evacuation.

The MCA said ambulance was purchased at a cost Sh4.5million using the car grant allocated to him.

Speaking in Embu town on Thursday, the first time MCA who is in his late 20s, said the ambulance would be parked in strategic places within Embu town, and have a nurse and standby drivers.

Area residents pose next to an ambulance purchased by Kirimari ward MCA, Morris Collo Nyaga. PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO
Area residents pose next to an ambulance purchased by Kirimari ward MCA, Morris Collo Nyaga. PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO

He said many residents were unable to access healthcare due to lack of an ambulance.

During the final stretch of his campaigns, Mr Nyaga was rescued by his supporters after being attacked by rowdy supporters of one of his rivals.

“It is just six months since I was elected. I have not even purchased a new car. I had a blueprint and I want to execute it. I want everyone who cannot afford to hire an ambulance to access this one. It will have a designated an area where it can be accessed,” said the MCA.

Area residents pose next to an ambulance purchased by Kirimari ward MCA, Morris Collo Nyaga. PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO
Area residents pose next to an ambulance purchased by Kirimari ward MCA, Morris Collo Nyaga. PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO

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He urged the county government to allocate money for Embu town and separate funds for the rest of Manyatta constituency, saying the municipality has unique challenges.

Tens of his supporters, including boda boda riders and small scale traders, were at hand to receive the ambulance.

Mr Nyaga said he was already fundraising for the purchase a fire engine to help deal with constant fires.

Boda boda operators escort an ambulance purchased by Kirimari ward MCA, Morris Collo Nyaga during its commissioning. PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO
Boda boda operators escort an ambulance purchased by Kirimari ward MCA, Morris Collo Nyaga during its commissioning. PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO