Trans Nzoia County Governor Patrick Khaemba has criticized the intentions of Water CS Eugene Wamalwa to vie for the county’s gubernatorial seat, saying he has no development scorecard to show the residents.
While addressing residents at Suwerwa and Kapsigilai areas in Cherangany, governor Khaemba recalled how the Cabinet Secretary had intended to vie for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat, wondering why he was coming back to vie for the Trans Nzoia hot seat.
“We have our son, who was married to Nairobi county. He has decided to break up his home and come back, intending to be espoused again to this county. We shall not allow this,” said Khaemba.
Khaemba urged residents not to vote for CS Wamalwa, and advised them to seek his development record in the county. He added that the CS hasn’t presided over any projects despite being the Water and Irrigation CS. The governor said the CS has been developing other areas in the country while forgetting his region, and home, where he was raised. He cited some projects CS Eugene Wamalwa had initiated in other areas of the country including the project in Murang’a. “I welcome him to come to the county but let him come with water for the residents,” said Khaemba.
Governor Khaemba called upon residents to vote for him in the upcoming general elections, in order for more development projects to be realized. He pointed out that projects, including the construction of a referral hospital, have been launched under his leadership.
The Referral hospital, according to the governor will help alleviate the trouble patients were going through, mostly involving the long distance they had to cover when going to Uasin Gishu to access quality health care. He also cited other projects like improving access to water for the residents, as well as constructing a modern stage which is almost complete.