By Leighton Osinde
Kisii 28 august 2021……...MACHOGE Borabu member of parliament Prof. Zadock Ogutu has said that he shelved plans to purchase more buses for schools in his constituency because students were missing essential requirements like classrooms, dormitories and libraries..
Prof. Ogutu said that there was no need to spend millions of shillings on such projects because even roads in the area where the buses could pass were in a pathetic state and needed urgent attention.
Prof. Ogutu who was elected on an Independent candidate ticket however said that the seven buses which he got already purchased have been maintained well to serve the region for education trips which has seen Kenyenya sub county excel well academically.
Among the learning institutions in the area which have school buses include Kerongororii, Kenyenya, Meteiribe,Igorera, Magena, Mokomoni and Mokubo which have however also benefited from the construction of classrooms and dormitories during Ogutu’s tenure in office.
Speaking to Gusii star , Prof Ogutu said that having given first priority to the education sector, he has managed to construct seven centers of excellence at Emesa, Ritembu, Ichuni, Metembe, Nyamesocho, Mokomoni and Kiabugesi, while three others at Eberege,St., Augustine Mogenda, and Mobirona were ongoing with construction and are expected to be completed before the end of this year.
Bomachoge Borabu constituency consist of four wards namely Magenche, Bokimonge, Bombaba and Boochi where the MP has managed to work on education, Roads, Security and electricity spread across the region.
So far, the area has seen a number of roads like Mogonga- Kenyenya, Kenyenya town- Kenyenya TTC, Kenyenya- Nyabitunwa, and Kenyenya Magenche being tarmacked while Mariba Eberege is ongoing.
The MP also noted that electricity projects were going on with total maximization because there were several transformers which had been installed in public institutions about four years ago but were not serving the immediate neighbors.
Prof. Ogutu said that he got electricity connectivity at twenty per cent when he was elected but now the connectivity rate stands at forty eight per cent and by the end of the five year term in office, most places will be connected with the commodity.