Pursuant to his campaign Manifesto, Mathioya Member of Parliament the Honorable Dr. Edwin Mugo Gichuki has already been walking the talk.
In the run up to the August polls in which he won with a landslide, Dr. Gichuki had always emphasized on uplifting education standards in Mathioya.
To prove how seriously he treats matters education, Dr. Gichuki has cleared school fees for a brilliant student who was at home due to lack of school fees.
“Earlier today my team facilitated Caroline Wambui Murugu from Yakarengo Village in Gitugi Ward to report back to Runyeki Secondary School after paying for her full school fees.
Despite being among the top students, Caroline has has been at home for months due to lack of school fees. May I thank God for this progress and pray that HE enables us to do more.”
Other key priority areas for Dr. Gichuki include:
Cognizant of the fact that this function is Devolved, I will lobby the county government to put up a level five facility in Mathioya.
I will, on the floor of the House, see to it that the Bill by Homabay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga is implemented.
The Bill seeks to make sure that there’s a functional level five facility in every constituency. In line with Kenya Kwanza Manifesto, we shall subsidize NHIF and also broaden it to cover other ailments.
In the entire Murang’a County, Mathioya constituency has the least number of tarmac roads at just 200km. I will use my platform to lobby the respective government agencies to see to it that even if the roads aren’t upgraded to bituminous standards, they are at least all weather. This will ensure that the economy of Mathioya which relies heavily on agriculture is enhanced.
It goes without saying that water is life. Despite the fact that Mathioya is centrally dissected by the permanent Mathioya river from which the Constituency derives its name; it’s a big pity that our people have no access to adequate, running tap water. Our women folk still are accustomed to ferrying water on their backs.
This must come to an end because I will ensure adequate supply of clean drinking water for domestic use. This water will also be available at a very affordable small fee of just ksh 300 per month