The funeral of the late Albert Waliaula Kituyi, brother to the Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi in Mbakalo, Tongaren constituency of Bungoma County turned into a political battlefield for Jubilee and NASA supporters who wooed voters to vote in leaders in their respective outfits.
Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa said the Jubilee government should be given credit for the many development projects it has so far initiated in the country saying it has the opportunity of delivering more if given the chance in the forthcoming general election.
He cited Trans Nzoia County where in his recent visit, President Uhuru Kenyatta gave the order for farmers and workers of ADC to be given their dues saying the government has so far released two hundred million to cater for that.
The Cabinet Secretary further said issuance of title deeds to residents of Trans Nzoia County will commence soon saying being a directive from the president it will be a relief to many residents who have lived without the important document for long.
He further lashed at leaders in the NASA coalition for not wanting leaders from Western Kenya to be in the Jubilee government saying some of them were nurtured in the previous governments led by former Presidents Moi and Mwai Kibaki.
“Senator Wetangula rose through the ranks to become a minister in the Kibaki government after having served in the Moi government previously why is he finding fault in me being in the Jubilee government? Let us work hard on whatever side we are and if either side wins our people will have the opportunity to benefit,” he said.
His sentiments were echoed by Trans Nzoia woman representative Janet Nangabo who said after nominations they have teamed up with those who did not make it to ensure they woo residents to vote for them in the forthcoming general election.
She, however, called upon residents to maintain peace during this campaign period as well as after the general election saying it is their mandate to ensure we have a peaceful nation so as to ensure elections are carried out well.
Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka assured residents of Tongaren and Webuye East constituency that the Misikhu-Brigadier road will be completed saying it is because of the mutual relationship with the national government that such roads will be constructed.
He further called upon the residents to support the Jubilee leadership in the general election so as to enable more development projects to be achieved in the country saying they are committed to starting more in the region.
Hon. Lusaka also read a message of condolence from the President Uhuru Kenyatta who termed the late as a resourceful person in the society whose services will be greatly missed.
However, Ford Kenya gubernatorial candidate in Bungoma Wycliffe Wafula Wangamati said NASA coalition provides a sure solution to residents of Western Kenya saying having two principals from the region in the coalition will ensure more benefits will be achieved if they take over power.
Wangamati further said he will fight corruption, prioritise education and start up cottage industries in the County if elected saying in 2013 the current governor sailed to power easily because he did not have a tough competitor.
Tongaren legislator David Eseli Simiyu challenged Nzoia sugar company chairman of the board Joash Wamang’oli, saying that starting up a sugar cane factory in Tongaren Sub County will affect farmers of the plant saying Nzoia sugar is dwindling due to mismanagement.
He also called upon residents of Tongaren Sub County not to be swayed to vote for someone who will not deliver saying his track record speaks for itself as he seeks re-election as the MP for Tongaren constituency.