After living in darkness for so many years and only relying on moonlight, residents of Magunga, Suba South constituency can finally access electricity.
This development came after a market lighting project saw the installation of streetlights in the area known for its bad and muddy roads.
Connection to the national grid has come barely a month after the area hit the headlines for its poor state of roads.
The project has ignited a debate online with area residents, mostly youth, discussing the project on social media. It has brought alot of exitement to the who hardly believed that government projects could ever get to them.
Many elected leaders from the area have been giving raw deals on electrification of the area every election cycle.
Residents showered Gwasii South Ward MCA Ajimba Ayieta with praises for the good job.
Hon. Ayieta however downplayed the locals’ reaction.“It is my job to help traders by creating a conducive environment for doing business,” he said.
He added that the people have a right to be happy about the project that they have been working on for long.
He also stated that the project was long overdue following the recent launch of the market by the office of the Woman Rep.
The area MCA and the locals lobbied for the market from the office of Woman Rep Gladys Wanga and after getting the market they realised it was proper to install electricity for the market to realize its full potential.
He also laudedthe national government and Kenya Power and Lighting Company for making sure the project took off and urged locals to maintain their patience as they lobby for more projects.
Ayieta told the locals that Kenya Power will install more transformers in the market to maintain constant power supply.
He urged the locals to stop attacking leaders over alleged failure in championing developments in the area but offer necessary support as they lobby and strive for more projects.
The lighting project in particular has seen the shopping centre get over 30 street lights, making the place safer for trading.
Many residents lauded it as project that will help the market grow as it reduces cases of insecurity.