Lamu aspirant promises to do way with lawsuits on mega projects

Eliud Kinuthia(in red shirt) and his running mate James Tuva in blue coat PHOTO Natasha Neema

Lamu,KENYA:The  PNU   Lamu gubernatorial aspirant Eliud Kinuthia has pledged to ensure law suits filed against mega national projects like the Sh.200 billion coal fired power plant and the Sh.21 billion Wind plant are dropped to allow for progress of such projects.

Speaking in Lamu on Thursday,Kinuthia said the numerous law suits stopping the progress of the progress are in reality slowing down development in Lamu county.

He said there was need for such projects to be devoid of any local political influence for them to flourish.

Kinuthia said bad leadership in the county was to blame for why such massive projects that have the ability to change the county’s fortunes for good are yet to take off.

He said if elected his first assignment would be to ensure the lawsuits are withdrawn or dropped to allow for the running of establishment and running of the projects.

The fate of the coal and wind harnessing plants now hang in the balance after several law suits were filed stopping their establishment for a myriad of reasons.

Kinuthia also pledged to speed up the construction of the LAPSSETto pave way for local youth to be employed at the port.

“The coal and wind plant projects are in my opinion very beneficial projects to the county.They have the ability to change Lamu for the better.But somehow people have found ways to slow down such projects by filing law suits.That will stop once I get to power.The same will apply for the LAPSSET which is progressing at a snails pace,”said Kinuthia.

He urged locals to maintain peace during campaigns, before and after elections.