This is what Laikipia Governor had to say about the Ksh96m fence

Laikipia Governor Joshua Irungu has defended the building of a Sh96.7 million fence encompassing the Rumuruti and Marmanet forests.

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What started as a noble cause to mitigate conflicts between residents and wild animals in Laikipia West, has now turned into a gravy train for the ruling elite in the area.“We have not even utilized half of the funds that had been set aside for the purpose. The project is still on progress and we are assuring residents that it will be completed by the end of the year,” the governor told the Daily Nation.“The allegations(of corruption) are just false and they are being propagated by our rivals who want to paint a bad picture of my administration.”The project has been questioned by other county representatives from Laikipia area, with Laikipia West MP Wachira Karani, Laikipia Women's rep Jane Apollos, Ward rep Joseph Kabachi and Francis Mukuria being among those who have raised alarm over the legitimacy of the procurment process for this project.In response, Governor Irungu has challenged the leaders and residents who have doubts in the project to go to the location and see the progress for themselves.

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