Bungoma Jubilee leaders condemn opposition’s move to punish ODM MP

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The Bungoma govenor Ken Lusaka and women rep. Regnalida Wanyonyi at Buko secondary school/ Photo/ Eric Lumbasi/ West Fm

Bungoma Jubilee leaders condemn opposition’s move to punish ODM MP

By Eric Lumbasi

Bungoma County governor Ken Lusaka and women representative Dr. Reginalda Wanyonyi have condemned threats by Bungoma county ODM branch to punish Sirisia Mp John Koyi Waluke for associating with the Jubilee government to foster development in his constituency terming it as retrogressive.

Addressing residents at Buko secondary school after launching four classrooms funded by the ministry of education at a cost of 2.5 million the two said it is a democratic right of any leader to associate with the government to enable his people achieve development.

Governor Lusaka said political parties are just like churches to Christians saying they are at liberty to choose whatever church they want to fellowship in as long as at the end of the day they are assured of reaching heaven.

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The Bungoma govenor Ken Lusaka and women rep. Regnalida Wanyonyi launching four classrooms at Buko secondary school/ Photo/ Eric Lumbasi/ West Fm

Dr. Reginalda reiterated that being in new ford Kenya a party allied to jubilee they are ready to welcome the Sirisia Mp in the party to work with them saying he will also be placed in committees in parliament that will help in development oriented agendas.

She disclosed that due to his association with the government the people of Sirisia have been able to benefit from many projects that could not have been achieved since independence saying the people at the grass root level will only appreciate a leader who will initiate development projects to them.

On the other hand the two called upon those who have attained the age of eighteen years and have national identity cards or passports to ensure they register as voters in the massive voter registration exercise that will be carried out by the IEBC.

“Let us take the exercise seriously to enable us vote in the best leaders in the forth coming general election as not registering is like wanting to board a bus to a destination without having a ticket, you will not get anywhere” said Lusaka

He further called upon MCA’s in Bungoma County to be patient regarding the community empowerment fund disbursement saying it will not be possible to release the whole of twenty eight million per ward at a go saying it may stall other development in the county.

Governor Lusaka said the county receives round 620 million shillings in every disbursement and 300 million is used to pay salaries and other operations of the county government saying the demands of the MCA’s to have the whole amount of 28 million be deposited in the account at once will amount to 1.2 billion saying it is not possible.

The school Principal Pamenas Wanzala thanked the efforts of the Bungoma County women representative for having identified the school to benefit from the fund saying it has helped cater for the education needs of residents in the school.

However he called upon other well wishers to help the school purchase more land for expansion saying the school does not have a play ground and the students need to engage in co curricular activities after every day’s lessons.