Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua on Christmas woke up to his name trending on social media for the wrong reason: a road he constructed for a day had worn out two days later.
Mutua was a hero just days ago after adopting new technology that tarmacs a road in record 10 minutes per kilometre as opposed to the traditional average of one hour for the same distance.
Kenyans, however, took online to claim that the road is already tearing off.
Mutua said it was all propaganda, shooting down a picture that has been going round on social media.
Today’s state of the Masinga road’s first seal we applied at a rate of a 1 KM/10 mins. The layer sits on: a Sub-base layer, Base layer, Stabilization layer, MC 30 priming & 80/100 Lami. After it settles we will apply a final layer of 6/10 chippings. Propagandists, now you know. pic.twitter.com/SUISxcNT0F
— Dr.Alfred Mutua (@DrAlfredMutua) December 25, 2017
The Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader said the technology is borrowed from construction practice from developed countries such as the United States, Dubai, China and Australia.
“There are no external contractors employed on the project and all the work is being done by county workers and equipment,” Mutua said then during the construction.
Any person who understands road construction will find this tweet of yours laughable. Theres nothing like
"stabilization layer", u either stabilize the base or sub base. Furthermore u are fooling th public by using chippings that are not pre coated.
— N.Rashid (@NRashid7) December 25, 2017