BY ALBERT NYAKUNDI
Kiambu Town MP Jude Njomo has lashed out at his critics for criticizing his development projects which he said are spread across the constituency.
He said some bloggers have been inciting residents and threatening to write to the Ethics and Anti-corruption commission to probe him over ‘substandard’ workmanship in schools he built using CDF.
“I have built two blocks of three storey classrooms at Thindigwa primary school but the keyboard warriors cannot see this, they only saw a single crack on the wall and capitalized on it to tarnish my good development record” Njomo said.
Njomo said he has built a state-of-the-art basketball pitch at the school.
“We demolished the structures that looked like chicken houses at the school and replaced them with a pitch that is used for basketball and lawn tennis. We have done this in several other schools, and I will do it across the constituency.” he said.
He spoke on Saturday at Kongo Primary School at Kamiti location when he presided over a tree planting ceremony.
Njomo said he is committed to uplifting the standards of education in his constituency.
“Every school in my constituency has a photocopier and a printer as well as internet to help teachers do research.” The MP said.
He was accompanied by conservationist Jim Nyamu, the executive director of Elephant Neighbors Centre.
Two aspirants eyeing his seat in 2022 attended.
The two are Alex Karundu, the CEO of Alex Karundu Foundation and former Ting’ang’a ward MCA Lawrence Mwaura.
The duo hail from Ting’ang’a ward.
The seat has attracted two others with Karundu and Mwaura being Njomo’s strong opponents.
The ceremony was organized by Kiambu Young Leaders, an outfit that nurtures young leaders in conjunction with Kiambu students Association.
Other partners at the ceremony were Kamiti Fraternity CBO, Rotaract Club of Gachie, Bunge Mashinani,Alex Karundu Foundation among others.
Karundu is a former pupil at the school.
He urged the pupils to remain focused and believe in themselves.
“I have been giving back to this school for the last six years. Believe in yourselves.” Karundu said.
Mwaura urged pupils to take education seriously. “The only thing that will help you in life is education,” Said Mwaura.