Muranga residents demolish Ksh.263 million irrigation project
Muranga residents demolished a government project in protest over health haphazard it has caused them.
The Ksh.263 million irrigation project, according to the area residents has caused them malaria due to mosquitoes that have invaded them.
The Mukuru wa Nyagathanga Water Project has since remained a pool of stagnant water, exposing residents to various health risks.
“This project has caused a lot of suffering to us. Mosquitoes have become too common and denied us peace since we cannot sleep,” said one of the residents.
It has been established that the insects had invaded the area but the project worsened the situation.
The County’s Health Executive Member Cecilia Kibe said there was a need to tackle the increase in infection cases in counties near the equator, some of which have been caused by climate change.
At the same time, a four-story building that was under construction collapsed at the Makeji area in Gatanga, Murang’a County.
According to reports, over ten people are feared trapped in the debris which is near Sunstar Hotel along old Muranga -Nairobi road.
Rescue Operations has been deployed to try to save the trapped person believed to be working when it collapsed.