Lamu County Woman representative Ruweida Obbo has criticised the Lamu County government for using the water project for political gains.
Ms Obbo says the water project is largely being implemented by the National Government and Lamu County government should tell locals the truth about the project.
Addressing locals in Lamu, Ms Obbo said the water project dubbed ‘Mai Mekoni’ which loosely translates to (Water in the kitchen) is undertaken by the national government but Lamu governor Fahim Twaha has been using the project to imply that the county government fully implements it.
She said the projects that intended to ensure locals get fresh water at their door step should not be politicised.
Ruweida asked Twaha to tell locals the truth that the over 200 million shillings worth project has been hugely undertaken by the national government.
“Can the governor please stop using national project to campaign for his 2022 re-election bid. ‘Mai mekoni’ project is largely being undertaken by the national government,” said Ruweida.
The project has already benefited locals within Lamu County.
The Lamu county Woman representative said she will continue putting the county government in check until it fully serve the locals.
Obbo has recently been opposing the Governor in various occasions and to some extent the two have clashed in the same podium over the county preparedness to tackle Coronavirus pandemic.