Airstrip rehabilitated

Wanguru  Airstrip in Mwea , Kirinyaga County has been rehabilitated after many years of abandonment .

The facility which is managed by the Kenya  Airports Authority (KAA), has the runway murrumed  to handle light aircrafts .

According to the area MP Kabinga Wachira the  plans are underway to have the runway tarmacked .

The  Legislator said the facility had deteriorated after many years of neglect leading to women using it to dry their farm produce .

“For many years the airstrip had  been converted into a drying facility for cereals , grazing ground  and a driving school ground  but all this mess has been cleared after the  ongoing rehabilitation and this is also where military helicopters have been landing during the ongoing Mashujaa Day preparations ,” Wachira said .

He said the ultra –modern  Wanguru stadium is a game changer in the county as local and international events will from now henceforth be held there .

The MP also noted  how Ngurubani town has been modernised with most of its streets now tarmacked .

“When I look  at the amount of development that has been brought to Mwea , I see real transformation and our densely populated constituency is at least now looking like the rest  but I still promise our people more before   the end  of this parliamentary term ,” he said.

Wachira while enumerating the various development projects being undertaken in the area , the legislator cited the Sh 15 billion Wamumu KEMRI hospital whose construction is  on-going , the tarmacking of Kagio –Mutithi   road  among others .

Also of economic benefit is the price of paddy rice  at Sh 85 per kilogram which came about after Wachira urged president Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene as the local farmers used to get a row deal from   brokers and cartels.


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