Jubilee Dev - Northern Collector Tunnel in Muranga County

spear

Village Sponsor
#3
mbona ni pics tu za watu na vitambi hapa?.we need tunnel pics even if they will be backdated.
Delegation from water Ministry led by CS Kiprono Chelugui on inspection of the work done. Its now at 35% moving slowly just like all world bank funded projects. I don't have photos of the tunnel itself. Yesterday they toured Kigoro water treatment plant in Muranga that is part of this project. It will supply water to 1.2 million people in Muranga.
 

S_Lilly

Village Elder
#4
Although there is a water shortage, there is an even greater need for technical college in starving Muranga and the neighbouring alcohol troubled Kiambu. Further, the area has a gaping gap and would require a transformative technical teacher training college geared to address subjects for the 21st century.
 

Damat

Village Elder
#5
Although there is a water shortage, there is an even greater need for technical college in starving Muranga and the neighbouring alcohol troubled Kiambu. Further, the area has a gaping gap and would require a transformative technical teacher training college geared to address subjects for the 21st century.
There is so much that needs to be done in Central its absolutely trajic & almost impossible to figure out where to start. God help us if photos of fat men forever surveying nonexistent projects is supposed to cheer us up.
 

S_Lilly

Village Elder
#9
There is so much that needs to be done in Central its absolutely trajic & almost impossible to figure out where to start. God help us if photos of fat men forever surveying nonexistent projects is supposed to cheer us up.
Central Kenya is probably one of the most disadvantaged; it suffers from having produced three presidents which has created biasness in the mind of most Kenyans, that the people of central benefit from having a president, which the majority don’t. The Moi era 20+ yrs penalised the small farmers by stealing their income which created an unprecedented social economic problems, unemployment, alcoholism and crime took a turn for the worse.

The infrastructure that was in the region was built by the colonial government because it is where they had/have their farms (forcefully and murderously taken from the Kikuyu) and investments. The great tragedy is the pre-independent displaced families, continue to be homeless and have suffered extensively.

The problems in the area are veiled by the presence of a president. Unbeknown to most Kenyans the Kikuyu presidents have never invested in the region in anything meaningful. The area requires as much investment as the arid areas. Education has declined to catastrophic levels, investment is a must. Many good teachers were moved from the area in Moi era to teach in the Rift valley and many were then killed. There was no replacement for the teachers taken away then killed.
The area has great potential, and indeed the most significant population capable of nudging the country forward is in the region. If we want to diminish dependency on external resources for development/ manufacturing invest big in the area. It will trickle down to the country but over dependency on contractors from India, China or elsewhere it will make it an uphill task and we will never take off.

Singapore has developed a very self-reliant and skilled workforce well versed for a global economy transformed from third world at its independence in 1965 to first word.
 

majizee

Village Elder
#10
Delegation from water Ministry led by CS Kiprono Chelugui on inspection of the work done. Its now at 35% moving slowly just like all world bank funded projects. I don't have photos of the tunnel itself. Yesterday they toured Kigoro water treatment plant in Muranga that is part of this project. It will supply water to 1.2 million people in Muranga.
Ok, but I don't like the part that the World Bank is to blame for the slow progress. And while at it explain to ktalkers that this project will add only 140k cubic metres per day that will only plug the current demand...ama namna gani ma'fren
 

Damat

Village Elder
#13
Central Kenya is probably one of the most disadvantaged; it suffers from having produced three presidents which has created biasness in the mind of most Kenyans, that the people of central benefit from having a president, which the majority don’t. The Moi era 20+ yrs penalised the small farmers by stealing their income which created an unprecedented social economic problems, unemployment, alcoholism and crime took a turn for the worse.

The infrastructure that was in the region was built by the colonial government because it is where they had/have their farms (forcefully and murderously taken from the Kikuyu) and investments. The great tragedy is the pre-independent displaced families, continue to be homeless and have suffered extensively.

The problems in the area are veiled by the presence of a president. Unbeknown to most Kenyans the Kikuyu presidents have never invested in the region in anything meaningful. The area requires as much investment as the arid areas. Education has declined to catastrophic levels, investment is a must. Many good teachers were moved from the area in Moi era to teach in the Rift valley and many were then killed. There was no replacement for the teachers taken away then killed.
The area has great potential, and indeed the most significant population capable of nudging the country forward is in the region. If we want to diminish dependency on external resources for development/ manufacturing invest big in the area. It will trickle down to the country but over dependency on contractors from India, China or elsewhere it will make it an uphill task and we will never take off.

Singapore has developed a very self-reliant and skilled workforce well versed for a global economy transformed from third world at its independence in 1965 to first word.
Everyday I keep wishing we never produced presidents. It has really ruined our people and our region.
I really detest Kibaki & Uhuru presidency. We have been ignored since the 1970s. We are told by the resident Chumbilee propagandist here that our region is too hilly as if that's an excuse. Ever time I visit that area its nothing but ugly townships, matope kila mahali, ugly villages, drunkard hopelessness everywhere. None of these fat stupid billionaires or politicians/presidents ever want to invest in our culture and society. There is no youth direction or community support. All the govt does is bust drinking dens for the cameras without diagnosing the root social/cultural problem. Politicians appear every 5 years and disappear as soon as they are elected. Its an absolute tradegy, and they think we will continue to put up with this crap. Watajua hawajui.
 

S_Lilly

Village Elder
#14
The on-going in central requires its own post, a write up revealing the tragedy. That region has suffered double, double tragedy, with so many of its young and older educated people departing the country in 1000s to look for ugali elsewhere, cleaning pots and toilets abroad.

Many people in central Kenya have a similar existence to people residing in the slums of Nairobi. Many families have a meal of Githeri, which is made up of maize alone, sometimes with some green leaves picked at the road side or bushes, they cannot afford beans.

There is more poverty in central Kenya than in all the other regions of the country, no one ever looks there. Many of the leaders are like aliens from planet Mars and they all need to ship back.
Alcohol brewing became the only activity when jobs and the economy of the region was devastated. When Nyanza was affected the people relocated to the Slums of Nairobi in the 1000s, while those from central stayed put.

It is odd, it is almost impossible to recall a development project in central, anything of substance it’s always elsewhere, why?
 
#15
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There is more poverty in central Kenya than in all the other regions of the country, no one ever looks there. Many of the leaders are like aliens from planet Mars and they all need to ship back.
Alcohol brewing became the only activity when jobs and the economy of the region was devastated. When Nyanza was affected the people relocated to the Slums of Nairobi in the 1000s, while those from central stayed put.
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Really?
 

omhangla

Village Elder
#16
From my sojourns across the country, poverty in many parts of kenya, especially western and nyanza is more dignified. People in some places may be poor, bit they have land, the illicit brew is clean, etc. Ile ya central, wacha tu. I was shocked that we still have people who still live in colonial villages
 

S_Lilly

Village Elder
#17
[QUOTE=".
There is more poverty in central Kenya than in all the other regions of the country, no one ever looks there. Many of the leaders are like aliens from planet Mars and they all need to ship back.
Alcohol brewing became the only activity when jobs and the economy of the region was devastated. When Nyanza was affected the people relocated to the Slums of Nairobi in the 1000s, while those from central stayed put.
Really?[/QUOTE]

Indeed,
Poverty has an "intimate" relationship with crime. Corruption triggers poverty and unemployment which spirals to crime for survival. Most people have small parcels of land/plots surviving hand to mouth. There can be 100 thousand millionaires and 1.2 million so called middle class and 2+ million below the poverty line, many surviving on the edge, usually on debt. In central just like elsewhere in the country we need value addition activities.

https://www.poverties.org/blog/poverty-and-crime
 
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