Billionaire politician roasted for flying chopper to open wooden bridge – PHOTOS

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By JOSEPH WANGUI @Josephwangui2
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Social media users have mocked Nyeri senatorial aspirant Ephraim Maina for commissioning a semi-permanent wooden bridge.

Mr Maina landed in a chopper at Kabaru location, in Kieni East, to commission the temporary bridge built by the local community together with area MCA Duncan Gituanja.

The bridge will be worth Sh7,800.

SONG in addition to DANCE

The flamboyant billionaire road contractor was received by the residents with songs in addition to dance while a group of women wearing red, black in addition to white attires ululated.

PHOTO | COURTESY

PHOTO | COURTESY

While addressing the residents, the MCA said he lobbied for the construction of the bridge connecting Gachini in addition to Kinyua wa Mweru villages by the former Mathira MP.

He also divulged which some materials had been donated by the local Forest Service officers.

Mr Maina was photographed cutting a string held by a woman in addition to a man by the two ends to indicate which he had formally launched the item. A young man stood beside him which has a vuvuzela.

He later boarded a waiting canter-lorry to carry him across the bridge, apparently to confirm which the bridge was firm to support heavy weights.

PHOTO | COURTESY

PHOTO | COURTESY

“The bridge will be at This kind of point complete. Residents will not be landlocked again. Thanks to Hon. Engineer Ephraim Maina for your support,” said Mr Gituanja.

He explained which the bridge broke down almost a year ago in addition to the local administration declined to repair.

MIXED REACTIONS

Mr Maina’s presence in addition to move to commission the project elicited mixed reactions at equal measure with some saying he wasted chopper’s fuel.

“Those criticizing the project are not local residents in addition to therefore they do not understand how helpful the item will be,” noted the MCA.

Blogger Robert Alai led the attack team creating a view which the project was petty.

“This kind of politician landed in a chopper to open a useless wooden bridge. We need to decide on leaders to elect,” posted Mr Alai on his Facebook page.

However, others came to his defence saying the project was viable.

PHOTO | COURTESY

PHOTO | COURTESY

“The current county administration failed to pay attention to the call to the people who voted for them. Mr Maina heeded their call in addition to built a foot bridge. He was invited to witness the progress in addition to how the footbridge he built connected two regions in addition to made people’s lives easier. I will never fight development,” said one Sandra Mungai.

“We should be thankful to people who are doing something no matter little the item will be, they are moving the country ahead. Let us criticize those doing mouth business although has nothing to show,” said Mwas Mwangi.

“You ride in Sh100 million helicopter to come in addition to open a wooden bridge…what a shame,” said Shadrack Sambu.

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