Trans-Nzoia and Bungoma County Mps in Unity talks
Written by Eric Lumbasi
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After experiencing decades of political differences members of parliament drawn from the two neighboring counties of Bungoma and Trans-Nzoia mainly from the Luhyia sub tribe of Bukusu are hinted to be holding talks towards achieving a common goal in the forth coming general election.
Kimilili legislator David Eseli Simiyu said the members of parliament have decided to work together through a common agenda which will enable them shape the political landscape of the region through the large number of voters they command in the region.
Speaking while traversing his constituency to award cheques to various projects to be funded by the Kimilili Constituency Development Fund, Eseli said the talks will further help them overcome their political difference as a way of fostering unity among people ahead of the general elections to be held later in the country.
“Since we are the majority of the Luhyia tribe I believe we are mandated to give direction to other sub tribes which are only achievable through speaking with one common voice that our people will be able to identify us with,” said Eseli.
He further reiterated that the talks will provide a suitable platform for them to identify a single candidate that they will marshal support to clinch the top seat in the country come the next general election hence avoid the risk of division of votes if individuals decide to face it alone.
Eseli pointed out that previously the divisions have had a negative political impact on them an issue that has overtime been capitalized by political strongholds from other ethnic regions to smoothly climb their political ladder into top political positions of the country.
He cautioned the residents against succumbing to political waves that strongly come at once and fade away and further urged them to support their leaders in achieving development in their counties for economic stability.
The Kimilili legislator gave out cheques amounting to 10.5 million shillings to the various projects that included schools, medicine to dispensaries for jigger eradication as well as for finishing up stalled bridges.
He vowed to continue supporting education in the region and help do away with the menace of early pregnancies in girls an issue that has seen most of them drop out of school hence shatter their future dreams in life.