President Uhuru Kenyatta has been urged to squarely deal with the escalating issue of corruption in his government as its tainting the image of the party causing jittery to aspirants wanting to vie on its ticket.
Kimilili constituency parliamentary hopeful Didmus Wekesa Barasa who is targeting the Jubilee ticket says corruption scandals like the recent loss of Kshs 5 billion in the health sector has tainted the image of the government and called upon the president to work with speed to deal with the perpetrators of corruption.
He added that with the institutions of corruption in place such issues should not take time to be tackled saying Kenyans had faith in the leadership of Jubilee government that is why they were elected in office and shouldn’t let them down.
Speaking at Mabusi catholic church in Tongaren constituency, Didmus disclosed that also many aspirants in Bungoma County and other counties who had shown interest in vying on a Jubilee party ticket may seek alternative parties if things remain the way they are and action is not taken against the corrupt people in government saying they may not accept to sacrifice their political career just like that.
“I call upon the president, together with Bungoma County governor Ken Lusaka to deal squarely with graft issues that face their governments so as to assure the electorates of their committed work towards improving their livelihood at the grass root level,” he said
Bungoma senatorial aspirant Dr. Juma Mukhwana also speaking at the same event said Tongaren Sub County being a food basket of Bungoma County needs improvement in the infrastructure sector saying many roads are impassable during the rainy season hence making it hard for transportation of food to the marketplace.
He disclosed that if voted in as a senator he will work with the County government in place to ensure cereal banks are distributed in strategic places of the Sub County so as to deal with the issue of middlemen who exploit farmers by buying maize at a cheaper price and resell at a higher.
Elsewhere, Labor Party of Kenya Secretary General David Makali, while addressing boda boda operators at Wabukhonyi market said his party is aiming to bring Luhya leaders together to have one presidential candidate that will be able to be voted in as the president of the republic of Kenya.
He called upon residents to register in large numbers as voters so as to use their numbers to have a designated leader and called upon leaders from this region to also be flexible and work together to achieve their goal.