Corruption’s derailing development- Khang’ati
Former Kanduyi Member of Parliament Alfred Khang’ati has pointed out graft scandals to be the main cause of underdevelopment in Bungoma County and called upon residents to elect leaders of integrity and good morals in the next general election so as to save the county.
Speaking during the Friends’ church youth conference held at Matili, Khang’ati said the County has witnessed many corruption scandals perpetrated by officers in the County government saying legal action must be taken against.
He called upon Members of the County assembly having one of their roles mandated by the constitution being oversight they must come out and perform their duties diligently including presenting of impeachment motions against officers found culpable of corruption.
However he called upon the residents to be keen while choosing their leaders in the next general election saying they should base on their potential and not on where they come from in the County saying the voting for people on such basis is suicidal.
The former legislator also advised the youth to be disciplined and work hard in order to have a bright future and also stick with the Friends church saying it is vital in shaping them to have good morals in their lives.
His sentiments were echoed by Bokoli ward Mca Jack Kawa who called upon the executive members under Bungoma County government to be honest in implementing of the projects that have been passed by the County assembly saying residents at the grass root level have a right to benefit from the devolution government.
He further urged principals heading Friends church sponsored schools to be attending the conferences so as to have an opportunity of addressing the issue affecting the in the schools together with other stakeholders.
Kamkuywa ward Mca Moses Opicho took the opportunity to call upon delegates from Ford Kenya, Wiper and ODM from western region to make sure they support Bungoma Senator Moses Masika Wetangula during the choosing of the coalition’s flag bearer to enable him have the muscle to be the next president of the republic of Kenya.