Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader and presidential aspirant Dr. Alfred Mutua has hailed devolution as unique programme to foster equal growth across the country.
Speaking in Laikipia county on Wednesday morning when he made a courtesy call to Governor Nderitu Muriithi, Mutua urged president Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure devolution doesn’t fail.
He called on increase of funds to counties to step up growth in roads, health, agriculture and water sectors.
At the same time, the Machakos County boss who is seeking to be elected president next year said once he becomes Head of State, he will ensure the country embraces 24-hour economy.
He noted that the citizens were currently carrying a heavy tax burden from the county and national government and the only way out is to empower Kenyan economically.
Mutua also faulted delays in disbursement of funds by the national treasury saying once in power, he would ensure that devolved units gets their funds allocation timely.
He cautioned Kenyans against electing a one term government saying it was likely to derail development projects and attributed his development record in Machakos County to be elected for a second term.
Governor Muriithi said that this is the time for youthful and skillful leadership and devolution is making a difference in the lives of Kenyans and it must be allowed to continue.
He however noted that late disbursement of Devolved funds have hindered a progressive development path and this should be looked into in the future.