Muslim leaders in Vihiga County have expressed concern over resistance by those close to Governor Moses Akaranga to access him. This comes after the Muslim leaders were denied entry into the governor’s office by the guards saying that they had no appointment with the county boss.
Led by their chairman Hussein Lukatilu, they claimed that those surrounding the governor were misleading him and accessing him has been more difficult. “The same people who asked for our votes are now denying us a chance to meet the governor who we want to talk to about development issues that concern us,” said Lukatilu.
He said they have tried to meet the governor on several occasions but their efforts have been thwarted by the security agents and those close to the governor.
The chairman said they will no longer look for the governor and at the same time contemplate on whether to shift their political support for the governor’s re-election.
“In the last elections, we supported him. But this time we are not sure if we will support him for his second bid for the governor,” said the chairman.
They called on the governor to change his way of leadership and agree to meet them before they make their decision as Muslim leaders.
The Imams have expressed dissatisfaction over development projects the governor has initiated to cater for the Muslim community living in Vihiga.
They claim that they can only boast of cemeteries built by the county government and have questioned such motive towards Muslims.
“Time is running out and the only goodies we have as a community is graves. We wonder why the county is preparing the place for those who pass away at the expense of those who are alive,” said Lukatilu.