Barely a week after President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho were involved in a verbal altercation over the Jubilee government’s development record at the Coast, State House on Sunday, January 8, outlined projects the State had initiated.
State House official mouthpiece Manoah Esipisu highlighted how the government under Jubilee has poured billions of shillings in massive development projects in the six Coast counties since taking power in 2013.
Noting that the development credentials of the Jubilee administration were clear for all to see, Esipisu said no amount of childish tantrums from whichever quarters would hide the bettered services.
The Spokesman said Uhuru’s administration has pumped billions of shillings into security, healthcare, roads, markets, electricity and schools.
According to him, security has received 177 vehicles under the government’s innovative leasing programme, additional 1,000-plus police officers as well as a satellite security surveillance system that has gone a long way to improve security in Mombasa.
“Improved security, better roads, a better performing port, in general better lives for the people of this region. That is what this administration promised, and that’s what it is delivering,” Esipisu said in his statement.
He observed that the government initiated water projects in Kwale, Mombasa, Taita Taveta and Tana River counties.
Esipisu added: “In Mombasa county, the Coast General Hospital has been equipped with modern equipment at Sh460 million, while the Likoni Level 4 Hospital has Sh430 million equipment.”
Also on matters health, the Malindi Level 5 Hospital had been equipped at the cost of Sh430 million.
In the neighbouring Kwale county, Msambweni Level 5 Hospital has received equipment valued at Sh460 million. Then there’s Lamu which Esipisu noted the supply of modern medical equipment and facilities worth Sh430 million at Lamu Level 5 Hospital.
Additionally, he said Sh200 million was given to the Lamu Level 5 Hospital as a special grant to upgrade it.
He also noted that Faza Level 4 Hospital was also equipped with medical equipment at a cost of Sh380 million.