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“We Will Not Allow You To Ride on Governor Joho Projects”- DP Ruto WARNED by Mombasa Residents

Reliable information reaching us is that DP William Ruto is scheduled to launch the LIKONI DMA PROJECT .
This project entails creation of a new water network in Likoni to prepare Mombasa to absorb water.
The project is a fully County Government of Mombasa’s initiative through the leadership of H.E Governor Hassan Ali Joho. The Governor signed the 2B Water Purchase Agreement in Paris in 2015 in the presence of the Minster for Water Wamalwa where the County Government of Mombasa took responsibility of this project.
Up until now the County Government of Mombasa has been in charge of the project even conducted public Baraza’s in different wards in Likoni to inform the residents of about the project.
The funds came through the National government because there is no mechanism in place to allow for direct transfer of funds to the Counties.
Water is a devolved function and therefore it is unconstitutional, obnoxious, and ridiculous for the National Government to claim ownership of a project initiated by the County Government due to the fact that they control the finance.
We therefore ask the Government of Jubilee to shun mere PR gimmicks apted to deceive the coastal people that they are development oriented whilst they ride on county Projects.

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