KMQ residents in Iloodokilani are asking what could have happened to financial resources set for the rehabilitation of Iyarat road last financial year.
The road that snakes out of KMQ, the residents said, is in dire need of rehabilitation after it was heavily damaged during the last long rains.
Ward Development Fund
They claimed on Saturday, May 30, that Sh8 million set aside from the Iloodokilani Ward development fund has not been used and expressed fear the money could be transferred to other projects.
“We are all aware this road stretching from KMQ to Iyarat was assigned Sh8 million. The contractor visited the site one month ago, and the local MCA said work was to begin that same week. What happened?” asked Paul Mpoke.
The area MCA, Jackson Mpaada, however, refuted claims the money could be used for other projects and claimed the contractor from Nairobi could not visit the site because of the government’s lockdown.
“The week the contractor was to move his equipment to the site, the government locked Nairobi. All the procurements have been done, I have just spoken to him minutes ago and he has assured he will be at the site on Wednesday, next week,” said Mpaada.
Mpaada thanked his voters for raising questions whenever they feel something about devolution appeared not to work.
“They are asking for their rights regarding tax-payers money. Sh8 million was indeed set for that road and the residents have waited for long,” added the MCA.