By Linet Minayo@linayo.
Keek-Onyokie MCA Moses Saoyo, one of the youngest leaders in the current assembly, is changing fortunes for the better for his electorate.
“I will sleep until all my people get good roads, access to clean water, health facilities closer to their homes and finally equipped schools for their children,” said MCA Saoyo.
With barely seven months after taking oath of office, Saoyo’s tenure is being felt in terms of development in all the corners of the ward.
“Yes, it is true that I am determined to change the face of this ward. I am going to unveil more projects that will help my people next week. I am in the process of purchasing a school land in Nkarusa valued at Sh20 million, and then move to Kiserian town where I intend to rehabilitate all the backstreet roads at a cost of Sh5 million,” said Saoyo on telephone.
In his itinerary is the construction of a maternity ward at Oltepesi which is expected to cost Sh14 million and sinking of a borehole at Eiti Primary school at a cost of Sh7 million.
The former University of Nairobi bachelor of commerce student, who was popularly elected on Jubilee ticket on August 8, 2017 elections, is house health committee chairman whose contribution in the assembly is remarkable.
When he is not in the assembly, Saoyo is either supervising projects in the ward or meeting his people across the expansive Keek-Onyokie ward.
The politician was recently seen supervising the Kisaju Road where expansion and murrumming is on-going.
On February 18, the MCA visited Olooseos area of his ward and met with the local residents and deliberated on development issues. He said the area lagged behind in terms of development and promised to look in to the road networks in the area.
Area residents said leaders in the past promised to develop the only road leading three schools in Olooseos. The mud path branching from the Kiserian/Magadi road is impassable during rainy season.
Prior to visiting Olooseos, the MCA had visited Naromoru area and listened to his electorate elaborate some of the teething issues pertaining to development.
When Baraka Girls dormitory went down in flames sometimes late last year, Saoyo was the first person to arrive at the institution and help in putting off the fire.
After the incident, he fledged full rehabilitation of the dormitory at a cost of Sh3.5million, and true to his words he teamed up with Deputy Governor Martine Moshisho to make it a reality through the county emergency fund.
On February 13, Saoyo hosted governor Joseph Lenku, Devolution CS Eugene Wamalawa and other senior government officials from water and Irrigation Ministry at Olorien village during the commissioning of a community water project in Keek-Onyokie Ward. He said he is happy that Olchoro Onyorri will receive a funding of Sh30 million for rehabilitation of a borehole and piping.
Earlier on February 10, the busy MCA held a meeting with all the ward chiefs and their assistants along with local leaders at Olooltepes to deliberate on the formation of sub location and location committees that will distribute county resources in the ward.