Limuru MP John Kiragu has petitioned President Uhuru Kenyatta to consider the reintroduction of the Economic Stimulus package. He said the programme has been effective in uplifting the living standards of people in villages and streamlining the government's efforts to boost Kenya's economy.
The MP was speaking during a tour of secondary schools in Limuru yesterday where he disbursed bursary cheques worth Sh6 million to 1,000 students.He was accompanied by CDF Board chairman Martin Njogu.
"We need to review the economic stimulus programme once more and improve on it," Kiragu said."It should be pursued by the government to boost education and security." Kiragu said there is a need to nurture the resources which have been gotten through the ESP programme which was introduced by Uhuru when he was the Finance minister.
ESP has been instrumental in economic revival with a substantial of money being given to the provincial administration for construction of district headquarters. Most buildings in Kiambu are complete and awaiting official opening by the President.Kiragu said it has been effective in uplifting education standards in the region.
A section of farmers, by the end of last year also benefited from the package.Meanwhile, Kiragu has told his foes to keep off CDF.He said he has no intention of rewarding those who campaigned for him for the March 4 general election.
"I am not awarding anyone who campaigned for me by giving them incentives or positions in the CDF. I am working on merits because the money will only benefit the most needy in the community," Kiragu said.