Meru-Governor-Peter-MunyaSenator Kiraitu Murungi and Governor Peter Munya have spoken against the length of roads the county has been allocated under the road tarmacking programme.

Addressing the Press at Nkubu town, the two leaders said of the 2,000 kilometres of road set to be constructed across the country, it is unacceptable that Meru County has only been assigned 8.3 kilometres.

Munya said these road allocations are lopsided and have left his county with almost nothing to show for being members of the ruling coalition.


“It is not right that a county that was fourth in terms of votes for Jubilee is now placed at position 44 in terms of road allocations. We view this as an attempt to marginalise us,” the governor said.

Munya said distribution of national resources must be equitable

“We deserve and demand better than this,” the governor said.

Murungi said as a political party, the Alliance Party of Kenya (APK) was disappointed that while some counties have gotten up to 188 kilometres, Meru County, which overwhelmingly voted for the Jubilee government, got a paltry 8.3 kilometres.

“Unless there is equity and transparency in allocation of road resources, including in APK strongholds, we will be forced to review our position as a coalition member,” said the senator, who is also the party’s national leader.

Members of the Meru County Assembly also raised concerns over the road allocation and are especially unhappy that the largest part of the 8.3 kilometres of road to be constructed at the county is concentrated in Igembe, Meru North.

“This Government has short changed our county. We feel betrayed that our support for the Jubilee administration has not translated into good allocations,” said Majority Leader Ayub Bundi.

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