Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti has for the first time spoken on her 100 days in office scorecard.
During an interview with a local radio station, the Governor noted that upon election she found most towns dirty with bins full of garbage and found ways to clean the towns ensuring the garbage was disposed of.
She revealed that her Government is coming up with a system that will ensure swift and timely garbage collection across the county.
Wavinya observed that she did what she could in paying the bills she found left behind by her predecessor Alfred Mutua.
“The power bills were amounting to 86 million shillings and I talked to Kenya power and lighting company and agreed on how I will pay in installments. Soon we will be back to using solar power because these bills are too much,” said Wavinya.
“On matters to do with other debts I was very clear that anyone who did a job for the government and his or her papers are good will be paid,” she added.
According to Wavinya, she celebrates 100 days to show the people of Machakos that she has matched her words with actions.
“I had promised to give out food to schools to curb absenteeism and I managed to reach out to donors and the National Government who helped with donations. The old and the disabled also got food,” noted the governor.
“Also most of the roads in the rural areas are graded and now passable. The remaining ones will be done this year,” she added.
Wavinya also disclosed that she plans to dig dams where 16 have been earmarked. She talked of plans to build gabions in major rivers to reserve water and called for locals to avoid chronic sand harvesting.
Her other plans include affordable healthcare, Boosting agriculture, and empowerment among others.