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Seven of the weirdest projects launched by politicians – PHOTOS

From Governors, elected Members of Parliament to anyone who thinks they are important, it seems they all like to smile indulgently at cameras, take a pair of scissors, cut a ribbon, smile some more, then pose for pictures amid the claps and ululations.

But some of this elected representatives do not care what project they are invited to launch.

Governor of Kirinyaga County Joseph Ndathionce infamously launched a foot bridge. His Bomet colleague Isaac Ruto flew his helicopter to launch a cattle dip worth Sh5,000.

Here are some of the weirdest project launches Kenyans have seen by their elected representatives.

1. DStv Commissioning – In March 2015 Gideon Mwiti MP Central Imenti decided to officially commission a DStv installation complete with a plaque during a fundraiser in his constituency.


2. Foot bridge – May 2014 Governor Joseph Ndathi opened a footbridge at Ngucui while accompanied by two other local leaders.


3. Cattle dip – Isaac Ruto, the Governor Bomet reportedly made a trip upcountry to officially launch  a cattle dip. The whole project, as we learnt cost, a meagre KSh 5,000. The governor reportedly travelled to the venue on a helicopter.


4. Mud Houses – Vihiga County Governor Moses Akaranga officially opened mud houses in his constituency complete with a ribbon for him to cut.


5. Electricity Transformer – Maara south Member of Parliament was recently sported launching an electricity transformer in his constituency.


6. Gate – Nairobi Governor walked across the road from his office at City hall to launch the new KICC gate and thereafter addressed a press conference.



7. Toilets – Kenyans were shocked to see President Uhuru Kenyatta launch public toilets in Machakos.