Trans Nzoia Senator urges leaders to refrain from politics

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Trans Nzoia Senator Michael Mbito (centre) in Kitale
Trans Nzoia Senator Michael Mbito (centre) in Kitale

Trans Nzoia County Senator Michael Mbito has urged leaders from the County to drop their persistent political narratives and serve residents. Addressing the press, Senator Mbito faulted the leaders who’ve already started campaigns and have forgotten the pledges they made to the residents. Several leaders including Kiminini MP Dr. Chris Wamalwa, Deputy Governor Stanley Kenei among others have declared their interest in the gubernatorial seat in the 2022 elections.

Mbito said residents should be vigorous to ensure the elected leaders perform their duties and closely scrutinize their success level in the future, using their performance score as a tool of any needed elevation to higher seats.

Moreover, he criticized the Trans Nzoia administration for what he termed as wrong utilization of money disbursed from the national government. Mbito, who is also the chairman of the health committee in the Senate sad the money, especially meant for the health docket, especially for hospitals, has been misused. “I’m not impressed by the manner the cash meant to cater for health in this County has been used. Despite receiving more than Kshs 6 billion, some hospitals have no medicinal drugs, and even the drainage system in the County is still poor,” he said.

He said he’ll fulfil his oversight role in the Senate to ensure the money is well utilized, adding that he won’t tolerate corruption in any docket in the County. He claimed corruption has been a stumbling block and has hindered development.