(Photos) Jubilee MP arrives in a helicopter to officially “launch” a wooden bridge
The trend by politicians to “launch” bizarre projects seems to be fast gaining momentum with elections fast approaching.
The latest one is that of Mathira MP and Nyeri Governor hopeful Ephraim Maina who on Monday landed at Kabaru Ward in Nyeri County in a helicopter to officiate the launch of a wooden bridge.
The scene attracted a huge crowd who could be seen elated as they cheered on the MP as he cut the symbolic tape to launch the wooden bridge with his chopper proudly stationed just a few metres away.
The wooden bridge was later tested by a lorry packed with enthusiastic supporters of the MP who coincidentally is also an engineer by profession.
Ephraim Maina is the founder and owner of Kirinyaga Construction Company in Kenya which was was awarded a lucrative contract to pave the 57 km Sagana- Karatina Road.
Such scenes are becoming more common with the general elections less than five months away.
Last year, Maara South MP Kareke Mbiuki was pictured launching a transformer in a village in his constituency.
He posted the photos on his Facebook page on and promised his constituents of efforts to ensure everyone is connected to the national grid.
In 2015 Kirinyaga Governor Joseph Ndathi officially opened the Gatundu Footbridge.
The cutting of the ribbon ceremony was a colourful affair as locals clapping and cheered on their governor.
In March last year, Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto faced a backlash after using county funds to launch a Sh5, 000 cattle dip that residents said was no longer necessary.
The governor opened the cattle dip in Siomo, Konoin Constituency and posted pictures of the same on Facebook and Twitter.
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