Even before the legislators elected in the recently concluded election are sworn in to office, Kipipiri Member of Parliament Wanjiku Muhia has already hit the ground running.
Wanjiku, who beat political giant and former National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya, made history by becoming the first woman MP in Kipipiri and the second in the whole of Nyandarua County.
Having taken the mantle to lead the popular constituency, she has already gotten down to the business of implanting her agenda, a promise which she reiterated during the swearing-in of Nyandarua governor Moses Kiarie alia Badilisha.
As she embarks on fulfilling her pledges, she will ensure that all ongoing projects have been completed to avoid disenfranchising her constituents who were set to benefit from the same
Among the project she is set to revive is the completion of a cancer centre, an ambitious programme, whose groundbreaking happened between 2013-2017 when she was the county’s woman representative.
The unique project seeks to have a modern and well-equipped centre, operated by well-trained local specialists, whose training she plans to facilitate, in order to relieve the area residents of the huge burden of travelling abroad for cancer treatment.
With a bed capacity of close to 300, the hospital will be one in a million and will equally benefit the locals through creation of jobs, business opportunities among other benefits.
The three-term lawmaker is also eager to start work in order to actualize the promise of providing quality education to her constituents.
“I will improve and expand school infrastructure as well as introduce motivation programmes for teachers and students. On technical training institutions, I will ensure expansion and equipping them with modern infrastructure to encourage enrolment,” she stated.
Kipipiri, being a rich and agricultural area, water provision and a good road network is an important infrastructure to open up the region and enhance easy access to services and markets, an area she will concentrate on.
“As I promised during my campaigns, my aim is to ensure that by the end of this term, a majority of Kipipiri residents will have access to adequate water,” she adds.