Trans Nzoia Governor insists he hasn’t decamped to Jubilee

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Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba addressing residents at Kitale Showground
Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba addressing residents at Kitale Showground

Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba has reiterated that his County administration and the national government need to work together to ensure residents benefit. Speaking at the Jamhuri celebrations at Kitale showground, the Governor said his previous meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Deputy President William Ruto shouldn’t be viewed as a move aimed at shifting his political stance from Ford Kenya to Jubilee.

He said the ones criticizing him shouldn’t politicize issues, “Meeting with the President doesn’t mean that I have moved to Jubilee,” he said, “Those people criticizing me should stop. I’m still a Ford Kenya member.” He said he has good intentions for the County,and there is the need for his administration to work closely with the President.

The Trans Nzoia Governor,however, was perturbed with the CECs turnout for the Jamhuri day fete. Only the Gender, Sports,and Youth CEC was present,and the Governor said CEC jobs will be offered on contract in the future, to give a better scope of how they perform. “Only one out of the ten CECs is present and they are paid salaries,” he said, “I think we shouldn’t allow this to happen.”

On his part, Kiminini MP Dr. Chris Wamalwa urged County MCAs to pass a bill that will pave the way for the legalization of ‘Busaa’, saying it will help the poor in the society who can’t afford expensive liquor. He appealed to residents to maintain peace and harmony, irrespective of their tribes and political affiliations.