Mystery surrounds Meru county Sh300m project

Mystery surrounds Meru county Sh300m project


A move by Meru county assembly to use Sh300 million to construct a 10-storey offices building for ward representatives is surrounded by mystery.

The county is also to buy four acres of land to build houses for county speaker, Governor Kiraitu Murungi and deputy governor.

According to Meru county assembly speaker Joseph Kaberia, the building will end congestion and offer conducive working environment for MCAs.

Kaberia further explained that MCAs offices will be accommodated within the assembly building.

The offices for MCAs will be done within two to three years depending on the allocation and availability of funds from the government.

Weekly Citizen has established that the design of the building was done by the Meru county government architectural experts at no cost.

Suspicion dogs the move to buy two acres of land for construction of governor’s house, one acre for speaker’s house and another one acre for deputy governor’s building.

According to Kaberia, the 68 MCAs will each have an office to work from after completion of the building.

For now, apart from the speaker and the clerk, only the majority leader Victor Karithi, minority leader Ayub Ngundi and chief whips have offices in the assembly.