Residents of Mahemas Village in Lugari Ward, Lugari Sub-county, are calling upon Lugari MP Nabii Nabwera and MCA Grey Moi to revive a slaughterhouse that was set up in 2013 but never came to life.
The residents say the main purpose of the project was to improve the living standards of the people, but nothing has been done about it since its inception.
“This project was established by a non-governmental organization in collaboration with residents to offer employment and reduce rural-urban migration but since then it as never worked,” said Patrick Madoyo, one of the residents.
Another resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said some residents bought shares, but the officials disappeared with the money.
“Shares were bought between Sh500 and Sh2,000. Up to now, we have not seen it; we have not enjoyed our shares. Our area MPs, Hon. Nabii Nabwera and MCA Grey Moi, should intervene and find a lasting solution,” the resident said.
Mr. Madoyo said that residents have enough chickens to facilitate the project, as do chicken farmers in neighboring Uasin Gishu County who are members of the project.
“Another factor that led to this project’s failure was mismanagement. There was no transparency in this project. We would like our leaders to help us restart this project,” he added.
The revival of the project will boost opportunities for the youth in Lugari Constituency.
“If this project can resume, it will help us. No one will want to go to cities; we will work here and earn a living here. It will reduce crime,” they stated.
Tom Lutali is a seasoned scribe based in Lugari Sub-County in Kakamega County who writes human interest stories and sports for WKT.