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They lamented their political battles had slowed down development in the region.
But they assured residents that they will now benefit following the political truce.
They revealed that they have ended the budget standoff.
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and the county’s ward representatives have declared a political ceasefire and resolved to work together for the sake of development.
They made the resolution on Thursday after a meeting in Sagana town.
The leaders said they decided to bury their political differences and concentrate on delivering on their mandate for the benefit of Kirinyaga residents who have been suffering due to lack of essential services.
"We have put aside our political differences so that we can serve the residents who elected us," Ms Waiguru added.
The leaders noted that roads are in a pathetic condition, saying they should be improved to make it easier for residents to transport their farm produce to markets.
They promised to have 240 kilometres of roads which pass through agricultural areas across the region upgraded in the next five months.
“We shall upgrade all roads in all wards and the construction work will be complete by January next year," Ms Waiguru announced.
Development slowed down
The leaders lamented their political battles had slowed down development in the region but assured residents that they will now benefit following the political truce.
“We are ready to work for our people because we have buried the hatchet," Kirinyaga County Assembly Majority Leader Kamau Murango remarked.
The leaders revealed that they have ended the budget standoff and that there will be enough money for various projects in the region once the Senate stalemate on revenue sharing is resolved.
They promised to work in collaboration with the National Irrigation Board to make the implementation of road projects at the giant Mwea Irrigation Scheme in Tebere Ward easier.
"We want to involve everyone so as to speed up development," said Ms Waiguru.
Further, the Kirinyaga governor the county would not be shut down yet despite the financial crisis due to the Senate stalemate.
"We have no money to buy drugs or pay salaries," she lamented.
"We have to meet with the assembly to chart the way forward before we suspend services," she said.